Making A Difference To Crew Safety

By hiloadm | May 17th, 2022

We at HiLo are pleased to announce that we have received Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s (LR) 10th Anniversary Impact Award in relation to maritime safety. Maritime safety is HiLo’s biggest priority, and we are so happy to have made such an impact.

Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Mission

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is an independent global charity that aims to improve the safety of life at sea, on land and in the air.

LR makes a difference through supporting engineering-related research, training and public education within the transportation industries and other engineering and technological disciplines. Doing so allows them to really make a difference when it comes to improving critical infrastructure that is extremely important in areas like energy, food and transport.

The conference

The foundation’s 2022 two-day hybrid conference showcased the global impact of their work over the past decade. LR hosted a big debate on ‘profit with purpose’ which highlighted how organisations can play an important role in wider society. Organisations from all around the world were there to offer their support.

This impactful conference covered many important topics. This included safety in a post-Covid world, creating and maintaining safe and sustainable oceans, as well as the importance of social purpose business, the future of industrial safety, the true value of safety and more.

An Award that makes a Difference

LR chose HiLo for their award based on the impact the organisation has made over the last 10 years.

What impact exactly? ‘A sustained, meaningful change in the real world’. HiLo sought to create change through improving maritime safety for the better.

In the past ten years there have been more than 2,000 casualties at sea. Shipping has been found to be 25 times riskier than aviation based on death rates.

Over the past few decades, the safety record of the international tanker industry has shown improvement through the application of regulatory situations, training, technology and learning from incidents. But this has not stopped the annual rate of all ship losses and fatalities from remaining really high.

Data as Key

Safety for those at sea has a lot to do with how data is handled.

In the past safety data in the maritime industry has been under lock and key. Information was only publicly available after an incident had happened. Unfortunately, this information was very specific to individual circumstances, which made it hard to transfer learnings. It was also very time consuming and was based on rare events, leading to long lead times and low data volumes.

HiLo’s Decision Support System (DSS) helps guide shipping companies through every stage of data interrogation. Shipping companies can see their top risks, as well as how these risks occur. Marine professionals can now justify every safety decision thanks to the best information available in the industry. HiLo has created a more meaningful output for shipping companies, based on the science of behavioural economics. This can then provide the best tools for shipping companies to understand the data we make available to them. These carefully crafted visuals help mariners easily understand where, how and why they need to act.

Building Data Efficiency

HiLo saves you the time looking through mountains of data, making sure to spot anything that might be missed through older traditional data extraction methods. By using big data, HiLo shows you the areas of high risk aboard your vessels and helps you to make the small changes to stop incidents from happening.

Instead of focusing on individual events, HiLo has worked to create a whole ecosystem of cause and effect, helping shipping companies predict where issues will put their vessels in danger. This includes the small-scale leading events which can result in high impact incidents.

Developing with Lloyd’s Register Foundation

As partners, HiLo and LR set up a Joint Industry Partnership to prove that High Impact Low Frequency incidents could be avoided. We have proven that shipping companies do in fact want to share their data. Having this granular, internal data is hugely important for effective analysis and is key to preventing incidents. needs expanding

Protecting your Data

Shipping companies in the past have hesitated to share safety data due to fears of repercussions, security breaches and reputational damage.

HiLo has worked to change that. We make sure to keep you protected. We are ISO27001 certified which means data security is at the top of our list. Our platform is safe and secure where shipping companies know their data is anonymised and protected.

HiLo’s Community

HiLo has 55 shipping companies with 4 different vessel types which share every part of their safety data in return for world-leading statistical analysis. We have overcome the standardisation barrier. Our AI not only collects information from every data set, but standardises it, so that no information is lost.

We have over 200 years of experience in the maritime industry. We work directly with real-life maritime experts, receiving information from over 4,000 vessels so we can make sure our service is rooted in exactly what the maritime industry needs to improve safety at sea.

HiLo has created the first truly global community. We have tankers, bulk carriers, container ships and OSVs from all around the world who share information and learn from one another how they can improve safety for every crew at sea.

Want to be a part of the change to sea crew safety?

BLOG UPDATED. MAY 22ND 2022.

Award-Winning Service Dedicated To The Safety Of Maritime Crews

We at HiLo are pleased to announce that we have received Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s (LRF) 10th anniversary impact award in relation to maritime safety. Maritime safety is HiLo’s biggest priority, and we are so happy to have made such an impact.

A Global Mission

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is an independent global charity that aims to improve the safety of life at sea, on land and in the air.

LRF makes a difference through supporting engineering-related research. They also focus on training and public education within the transportation industries and other engineering and technological disciplines. It all helps make a big difference when it comes to improving critical infrastructure. This is extremely important in areas like energy, food and transport.

HiLo’s Impact

LRF awards based on the impact an organisation has made over the last 10 years. This can be related to safety improvements at sea, on land or in the air. HiLo has made significant impact through improving maritime safety forever.

Treacherous Waters

In the past ten years there have been more than 2,000 casualties at sea. Shipping has been found to be 25 times riskier than aviation based on death rates. The methods to improve safety need to change.

The safety record of the international tanker industry has shown improvement over the past few decades. This has been achieved through the application of regulatory situations, training, technology and learning from incidents. But even so, there remains a big problem. The annual rate of all ship losses and fatalities is still really high.

Existing controls have done all they can to improve safety. A new way of reducing maritime incidents has been needed now more than ever.

The Future Is Data

An estimated 75% of casualties from high impact shipping incidents happen because of human error. That has a lot to do with the mishandling of data.

In the past, data analysis was incredibly limited. Companies would only analyse their own internal data. Analysis based only on incident management systems meant key risks were missed. When it came to responding to crisis, action was taken only after a major incident had occurred.

Sharing Data Saves Lives

A zero-incident industry is achievable through sharing data with others. When data is shared, past incidents and near misses from various companies can be analysed so that disaster can be avoided in future. High impact events can then be identified and prioritised.

Built On Trust

Sharing data has been problematic in the past. Shipping companies have hesitated to share safety data due to fears of repercussions, security breaches and reputational damage. HiLo has sought to change that mindset.

HiLo teamed up with other multiple industry players to set up a Joint Industry Partnership. This would prove that the sharing of data was key to avoiding High Impact Low Frequency incidents.

HiLo has built a safe, secure platform where shipping companies can be reassured that their data is anonymised and protected. Safety insights and anonymised sensitive internal data can then be shared and so the safety of everyone can be improved.

Transforming Data To Save Lives

The data HiLo receives is only ever used to drive analysis and the resulting safety actions.

HiLo’s in-depth education initiative is revolutionary. It is now possible for shipping companies to see high impact events coming. They do not need to be taken by surprise anymore.

Retrospective analysis is a thing of the past. HiLo can now accurately identify where small-scale leading events are likely to lead to high impact incidents. Shipping companies now have the power to act more quickly and make the small changes needed to avoid injuries, asset damage and fatalities in future.

Nothing Missed

Having a database like this enables shipping companies to be guided through every stage of data interrogation. They can see their biggest risks and know every element that drives those risks.

This new approach shows shipping companies the risks they would never have known existed beforehand. Marine professionals can now justify every safety decision based on the best information the maritime industry can offer.

A Safer Future Today

HiLo has overcome the standardisation barrier and has been able to achieve the impossible. HiLo set out to get shipping companies to share their internal data for the good of the maritime industry. Where others have failed, HiLo has succeeded.

With access to the latest Artificial Intelligence, information can be collected from every data set. This is then standardised so that no information is lost.

Maritime culture has permanently changed. HiLo has created the first truly global community. There are 55 leading shipping companies who have come together to share their full internal data.

It’s Lives That Matter

Sharing data is paramount when it comes to saving lives. There is no other way we can predict every high impact event without data.

Tankers, bulk carriers, container ships and OSVs from all around the world now share information with HiLo. This level of openness has never existed in the industry before. This means they can now really learn from one another how they can improve safety for every crew at sea.

The way we approach every safety issue has changed forever. We at HiLo are thrilled to have helped make that happen.