Safe Work Practices Australian has reported that agriculture, forestry and fishing are the most dangerous professions in Australia with more than 50 fatalities reported annually.
This report details the experience of the cognitive-based safety training provided to crews and skippers of the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) in 2015 and 2016 as a way to increase safety on board fishing vessels
through enhancing safety attitudes and behaviours.
The objective of this research was to undertake a trial in the NPF of the application of customised OH&S training & embedding methods which are based on an understanding of human behaviour and
psychology of change to enhance penetration of knowledge and overall improvement of internal safety motivations among participating fishers.