The NFFO Safety and Training Committee meets periodically to oversee the Federation’s input to the Fishing Industry Safety Group.
Safety and Training Committee
To advise, represent and follow the guidance of the NFFO executive and members on matters regarding the safety of Fishing vessels.
Chair: Mathew Cox – North Atlantic Fisheries (NFFO Executive board)
Secretary: Robert Greenwood – NFFO
Andrew Locker – Locker Trawlers
Trevor Jones – Welsh Fisherman’s Association
Nigel Blazeby – South West Committee
Simon Bywater – East Anglia Committee
The Safety Committee will:
- follow the strategic direction laid out by the NFFO Executive Board;
- aim to achieve the outcomes identified by the NFFO Executive Board;
- regularly report to the NFFO Executive Board
- ensure that the spirit of the committee is in line with reducing deaths and injuries, fishermen taking more responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others, improving education and providing safer and more versatile fishing vessels, and
- give direction and review the work of the NFFO Safety and Training officer.
Frequency of Meetings
It is the responsibility of the Safety Committee chair to manage the timings of the meetings in line with the allocated resources and timescales set out by the NFFO Executive Board.
Safety and Training Committee - Chairman