From evaluating and benchmarking your crew, to pre-employment medicals and crew contracts, we are dedicated to assisting you in employing the right crew.
The ‘Right Crew’
Our Loss Prevention briefing series ‘The Right Crew’ is aimed at assisting North Members to attract, recruit and retain the ‘right’ crew.
The ‘right’ crew for your operations will, of course, depend on the type of vessels you operate, where you operate them, the demands of the sector(s) you operate in, and your own company preferences. The briefings are not a ‘how to’ but rather are intended to stimulate thought and discussion by highlighting good practice and innovative ideas.
Although crew illness claims do arise, many may have been avoided if the seafarer had undergone a comprehensive pre-employment medical examination by a reliable specialist clinic.
In order to reduce incidents and ensure the good health of crew North has, for a number of years, been successfully running two enhanced pre-employment medical programmes, one in the Philippines and one in the Ukraine. Further details regarding the programmes can be found in North’s PEME briefings which also provide Members with advice on effective pre-employment medical screening and the selection of suitable clinics in their other crew supply areas worldwide.
For further details regarding our PEME programmes please contact: Lucy Dreyer or Abbie Rudd at: PEME@nepia.com
A comprehensive and clear crew contract is an essential document in the modern world of shipping. A crew contract sets out what is expected of the seafarer and what benefits they earn from the employer in return.
Our short Loss Prevention Briefing provides guidance on the essential points to be considered before Members enter into a crew contract to ensure they remain fully covered by their P&I insurance.
Please also see our section on MLC Guidance.