(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Seafarers Happiness Index was founded in 2015 and is designed to monitor and benchmark seafarer satisfaction levels by asking 10 key questions and serves as an important barometer of seafarer satisfaction with life at sea. Questions focus on a range of issues, from mental health and wellbeing, to working life and family contact.
Happy, satisfied, well fed, fit and engaged seafarers are less likely to have accidents, they are likely to have long, successful careers and make for a confident and thriving industry. One that we can all feel proud of.
From mental and physical health, diet, rest, workloads, connectivity, training, access to shoreleave, relationships at home and onboard, there are real and vital questions that need to be asked and answered. The Seafarer Happiness Index consists of a standard set of these ten questions, and which don’t change. The ongoing levels of satisfaction are marked out of 10 and can be cross analysed.
It is about general happiness, about contact with home and connectivity. It cover issues relating to exercise and diet, about work load and shoreleave. It also explores the experiences when they are seafarers’ centers ashore, maritime training, interactions onboard and wage levels too.
The survey is distributed to provide indicators of key issues around the happiness of seafarers, both on shore and aboard. The results are then shared with industry and key decision makers. Together we can make sure that seafarers voices are heard, and that the shipping industry can make positive changes. Let’s make life at sea better.
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