At Northern Marine our safety policy supports our commitment to zero injuries and the highest standards of protecting property, equipment and the environment.
We comply with the IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code.
- We comply with all applicable international, national, state and local laws and regulations.
- We take action to control the risk of any possible personal injury, damage to the environment, property and equipment. Our quality procedures provide high levels of control.
- We co-operate with maritime organisations and governmental trade and
industry associations in order to maintain the highest standards of
health and safety.
Welfare is paramount
health and safety of every member of staff is of great value to us, so
we ensure that our vessels are positive places to work, where staff can
be certain that their needs will be met.
With this in mind we:
- Provide a medical plan for seafarers and their families
- Monitor rest hours for each ship
- Train our cooks to a high standard
- Pay attention to food safety regulations
- Operate high standard of hygiene
- Implement our drugs & alcohol policy
- Maintain smoking regulations
- Maintain targets and objectives for continuous improvement
Behaviour Based Safety
Our own unique Behaviour Based Safety training provides:
- A proactive approach to safety
- A structured safety observation process
- Actively searching for ‘unsafe acts and conditions’ or ‘barriers’
- Corrective actions to remove barriers
- Preventative actions to stop them from happening again
- A way of sharing lessons learned with the fleet
Since BBS was introduced, the number of Unsafe Acts being identified and corrected has been increasing and the number of Lost Time Injuries has been decreasing. This is a real reflection of the continuously improving safety culture among our personnel.