|Document ID (ISN)||109400|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Paperwork at the service of safety? Workers' reluctance against written procedures exemplified by the concept of "seamanship"
||Feb. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.295-303. 45 ref.
||Efforts to reduce accidents in seafaring have led to a proliferation of procedures such as workplace assessments and checklists. Unfortunately, written procedures are perceived by many seafarers as counteracting the use of common sense, experience, and professional knowledge epitomized in the concept of seamanship. Their objections fit the Dreyfus and Dreyfus' model of skill acquisition according to which while novices steadily follow context-independent rules, the expert's behaviour goes beyond analytical rationality, and is situational, experience-based and intuitive. This article discussed the issues raised when written procedures are perceived as a hindrance to safety.
||safety engineering; safety consciousness; human factors; expertise; ships; sea transport; experience
||plant safety organization; disobeying safety instructions; check lists; safety training in industry
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Safety culture and safety consciousness