North P&I Club Launches Safety Culture Organisational Assessment Tool for Members

06/03/2019 | North

North P&I Club has launched a self-assessment tool to help its Members assess and improve their safety performance.

Developed in conjunction with leading safety consultancy Green-Jakobsen, the Safety Culture Organisational Assessment tool (SCORA) gives Members the opportunity to measure their organisational capacity for safety both on board and ashore. 

Simon MacLeod, Deputy Diretor (Loss Prevention) said, “SCORA is an easy to use online survey. It produces a   confidential  report that provides an overview of an organisation’s safety capacity in five key safety areas. The SCORA report provides a foundation for discussions around safety improvements. By identifying and prioritising areas for improvement, owners and operators can focus their resources more effectively. Completing the survey periodically provides an indicator of progress over time and the effectiveness of implemented improvements.”

SCORA is part of North’s Safety Management 2.0 initiative. Colin Gillespie, North’s Director of Loss Prevention said, “The nature of safety management seems to be changing. There is a growing realisation that a systems based approach to safety is no longer enough.  Organisations are reassessing their approach to safety, looking for areas where they can improve and working harder on the human element. A SCORA assessment supports members in all these activities.”

SCORA is free for North’s Members. Non-Members can access the tool for a fee.

For more information on SCORA, please visit our Safety Management Insights area at the following link:

If you would like to register for SCORA, please contact Simon MacLeod (Deputy Director – Loss Prevention) at


For further information contact: Kim Rogerson on +44 191 232 5221 /, or Nick Arthur on +44 1865 514214 /

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North P&I Club

North P&I Club is a leading global marine insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to 195 million GT of owned and chartered tonnage. Through its guaranteed subsidiary Sunderland Marine, North is also a leading insurer of fishing vessels, small craft and aquaculture risks. The Standard and Poor’s ‘A’ rated Club is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with regional offices and subsidiaries in China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Greece, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, USA and Sunderland Marine offices worldwide. North is a leading member of the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG), with over 12% of the IG's owned tonnage. The 13 IG clubs provide liability cover for approximately 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage and, as a member of the IG, North protects and promotes the interests of the international shipping industry. For further information, visit: