Human Reliability by Hilo

Leading shipping companies are testing out HiLo’s new Human Reliability Model

Nine of the world’s leading shipping companies have joined HiLo to test their industry-changing Human Reliability Model.

HiLo Maritime Risk Management are proud to have developed the industry’s only Human Reliability Predictive Model.

BSM, Shell, Maersk Tankers, Scorpio, Optimum and Zenith (Scorpio Group), Northern Marine, Stolt and Gaslog are sharing their human-related data with HiLo to support the Human Reliability Model’s proof of concept.

The model enables companies to turn their everyday data into powerful knowledge that can significantly reduce risks onboard their vessels. By sharing their data, the companies are helping to create a system that will reduce the risks at sea for the entire industry. The companies sharing their data are proud to contribute to one of the industry’s most significant data modelling concepts.

HiLo’s CEO, Manit Chander said “Human reliability is a critical issue in maritime safety. HiLo is revolutionising the way we approach human behaviour. Using psychological expertise and statistical analysis, we are predicting where humans are likely to impact safety. With that vital information, we can set seafarers up for success.”

How does it work?

The Human Reliability Model combines sophisticated mathematical modelling with HiLo’s years of extensive research into the physical and mental health of seafarers. When a ship’s data is fed into the model, it highlights the potential for human error and issues that may cause future incidents.

When data is uploaded, HiLo assess the criteria contributing towards the likelihood of human error. This allows shipping companies to create long-term strategies to reduce risks at an organisational level.

There have been 24,000 casualties at sea in the last 10 years alone, and human error causes more than 75% of marine accidents. HiLo are committed to increasing industry safety, and their latest development is the next step in the journey towards improved safety for crews.

Factors such as fatigue and distraction can increase the probability of mistakes by as much as 50%. In an industry where even the smallest error can lead to catastrophic consequences, HiLo believe in using data to reduce these risks and keep our crews safe.

The Human Reliability Model analyses the impact of human reliability on risk. This analysis allows companies to prioritise actions and resources for each of their ships. It provides direct visibility of the way companies manage their people and shows the biggest opportunities for improvements.

An industry first

The model is the only one of its kind to have ever been applied to the maritime industry and is set to change the way shipping companies think about their human data and risk management. Shipping companies who subscribe to HiLo will have access to tailored analysis of their own human data. The analysis will shine a light on any areas that could be problematic in the future, and HiLo can even offer support with the correct action to take.

All data is anonymous, and there are no repercussions in the event of human errors. HiLo are focused solely on using data effectively to achieve greater safety at sea. As some of the biggest names in the industry are already contributing their data to HiLo’s proof of concept, it looks set to make the seas safer for all of us in due course.

About HiLo

HiLo Maritime Risk Management are a not for profit company dedicated to reducing risks at sea. HiLo uses a predictive risk model to analyse thousands of data points, producing reports with recommendations for increased onboard safety. HiLo’s analysis equips shipping companies with the information they need to avoid catastrophic incidents. All shared data is anonymous, so HiLo’s many subscribers benefit from invaluable insights that can save lives.

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