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Crew Injury Frequency and Lost Time – Benchmarking Scheme for Bulk Carrier

The frequency of crew injury on board is one of internal key performance indicators of bulk carrier owners. INTERCARGO members need benchmarking average crew injury indicators of bulk carrier specific.

Widely acceptable KPIs include:

  • Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF): LTIF is the number of Lost Time Injuries per unit exposure hour. The most common unit in respect of LTIF is one million man hours.
  • Total Recordable Case Frequency (TRCF): TRCF is the number of  Total Recordable Cases (i.e., Restricted Work Cases + Medical Treatment Cases + Lost Time Indicators) per unit exposure hour. The most common unit in respect of TRCF is 1 million man hours. (refer to the explaining notes at the end of this message).

Supported and jointly developed by INTERCARGO members, a reporting scheme was introduced in 2018, aiming to assess bulk carrier industry averages of crew Injury frequency and lost time and assist INTERCARGO’s Members in benchmarking themselves.

Based on inputs from INTERCARGO Members in 2018, the average LTIF and TRCF are estimated as:

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