The conduct of day-to-day operations is governed by the Company’s Health, Safety and Environment Policy. The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that all operations are conducted in such a way that:
To ensure that this Policy is implemented, our Company is committed to ensuring that ships and offices are manned by qualified, physically able and properly trained staff; it also requires a commitment from all staff that the highest standards of Health, Safety and Environmental Protection will be maintained.
Office staff and on-board seafarers are all encouraged to identify potentially unsafe procedures, equipment or practices, and bring them to the attention of a supervisor and/or the on-board Safety Committee. Safety is the responsibility of all staff on board and on shore; if despite having brought the matter to the attention of a person in charge, Safety has still been compromised:
It is the responsibility of the ship’s captain to ensure that all crew on board comply with this policy. The Captain has the authority and responsibility to enforce his decisions for the purposes of safety and pollution prevention.
Onshore it is the responsibility of the Employer to ensure that all staff adhere to this policy.
We will continue to improve both Safety Management and safety awareness on board our ships and on shore, including emergency preparedness.
This Policy will be reviewed at regular intervals, and improved and updated when necessary to maintain its effectiveness.