Safety, Health and Environmental Protection Policy
Drug and Alcohol Policy
Safety, Health and Environment Protection Policy … The safety and health of all seagoing personnel servicing on board Company’s managed vessels, as well as protection of the environment, is one of our Company’s main concerns and considerations. It is, therefore, ensured that our activities are governed by the need to protect the environment and maintain good safety and health conditions at work for all our employees, contracted personnel and any other persons who are directly or indirectly linked with our operations and workplace.
Drugs & Alcohol Policy … The use, possession, distribution or sale of illicit or drugs without prescription by all Company’s shore and on board Personnel is prohibited at any and all times during their employment by the Company. Seafarers are hereby warned that the Company is cooperating fully with police and the appropriate authorities in the prosecution of any person using, possessing or trafficking drugs or other illegal substances. Substances such as, but not limited to, marijuana, cocaine, phencyclidine (PCP) and amphetamines are included in this total ban. WARNING
The distribution and consumption of alcohol is strictly controlled.
No officer or crew member is allowed to consume alcohol four hours prior duty.
No alcohol while on duty.
No alcohol consumption 24 hours prior to arrival at port and while vessel staying at port.
All officers and crew members must be able to respond at any time to an emergency.
A T T E N T I O N In order to ensure compliance with this policy, the Company has adopted a program of testing and screening, including random, unannounced alcohol/drug testing in addition to routine pre-employment medical examinations. Alcohol impairment is defined as a blood alcohol content of max 40 mg/100 ml CONTROLED
Proper observation/reading of both the magnetic and gyro compasses indications and skill in the proper steering of the vessel by complying with the helm orders (compulsory for A.Bs).
Operation of vessel’s anchoring and mooring equipment.
Steel maintenance / surface preparation and application of various types of painting systems.
Proper use and maintenance of painting and tank cleaning equipment, as well as use /maintenance of the various tools and equipment used for deck work.
Rigging stages and bosun’s chairs and splicing both ropes & wire ropes in a safe manner.
Work on deck or engine room as required by Chief Officer or Chief Engineer (cross-departmental duties).
Knowledge for shipboard terms and definitions required for executing deck duties and ability to understand orders and make themselves clear to the officer on duty/supervisor(s) in matters relevant to deck duties and safety practices.
Meet the Master (or OOW) to deliver documentation.
Get your Personal Protective Equipment
Meet the Safety Officer for a round to observe the FF and LSA equipment.
Watch for the station bill in your cabin and make sure that the life jacket and the immersion suit are available and in good condition.
Familiarization with Emergency Procedures.
Be familiar with the policies (posted in mess-rooms)
Familiarization with security duties
In-depth look at the work to be performed (duties)
Familiarization with all machinery / equipment and systems
Be familiar with Disciplinary Procedures in the Company.
REQUIREMENTS and EXPECTATIONS Personal Safety USE Personal Protective Equipment AT WORK A number of injuries have stemmed from removal , or non appropriate use, of PPE. During the 3rd quarter (2007) two eye injuries were reported. In both cases seamen were operating a chipping tool and they were both wearing goggles. Eventually they replaced their goggles with spectacles, because their sweat was preventing them to have a clear view. If PPE needs to be removed , the individual should s top work , move away from the hazardous task and then remove the PPE. The hazardous task area should not be re-entered until full PPE is correctly in place. We are all responsible for our own safety and that of our colleagues . L ook out for your colleagues and take action if they are not protecting themselves. Prior to undertaking a task appropriate PPE must be identified, it must be provided and must been worn for the duration of the task. Incidents like the above are occurring when PPE is being removed momentarily.
REQUIREMENTS and EXPECTATIONS Watch-keeping The Master and/or Chief Engineer outline the requirements for watch-keeping in accordance with the prevailing conditions. The following guidelines, though could be applicable in any occasion.
Report upon site
Movements of other ships in the area
Lights at night
Make sure that you
understand OOW commands
Report upon site
Leakages and/or out board spills
Hazardous situations (smoke, sparks, etc)
Non secured material
Report upon site
Spills and/or spilled rags
Non secured material
REQUIREMENTS and EXPECTATIONS Report Hazards and/or Hazardous situation … if you don’t, then someone might be seriously hurt
REQUIREMENTS and EXPECTATIONS Be active when participate on board drills
Learn your duties and exercise them during drills looking for continuous improvement.
The objective is to get reflexes and be able to exercise your task with utmost efficiency in case of emergency.
Be aware of fellow crewmen duties.
Understand what you do and why you do it.
Requirements and expectations Observe the on board training scheme
On every Eletson ship there’s a TRAINING COMPUTER loaded with TRAINING MODULES
Ask Safety Officer to show it to you and provide your unique access code
Training on board is compulsory, but none shall force you to do it.
IT IS YOUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Check the TRAINING MATRIX and know the modules are applicable to your rank/position
REQUIREMENTS and EXPECTATIONS Follow Procedures
It is the obligation of all employees to follow the procedures of the Safety Management Manual.
Learn the procedures that directly apply to your assigned tasks.
You may challenge and propose (through SSCM*) changes to a procedure.
STILL. YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES.
* SSCM Shipboard safety committee meeting
REQUIREMENTS and EXPECTATIONS Care for your personal and public hygiene
Take care of your personal hygiene and cleanliness.
Dedicate time to wash your clothes.
At least once a weak do your cabin cleaning.
Always take a bath after work (without though wasting water).
Wear clean clothes during meals.
Ensure you’re properly equipped when going ashore to meet the girls.
Take care of public hygiene and cleanliness.
Don’t walk in the accommodation with dirty shoes or spilled overalls (changing rooms are available)
Don’t leave dirty dishes after working hours
Leave your cabin clean and tidy before sign off.
YOU ARE THE IMAGE OF THE COMPANY.
CLEANLINESS IT IS NOT ONLY GALLEY’S STAFF RESPONSIBILITY
Following Risks constitute a serious threat to the safety of human life on board an oil tanker
Following Risks constitute a serious threat to the Environment
OIL LEAKAGES ON DECK
UNSECURED PIPING CONNECTIONS
UNCONTROLED LINE UP
BREACH OF THE INNER HULL
F I R E SMS PROCEDURE: VOM-OSP014 (FIRE PREVENTION) Fire Hazards Prevention Measures UNAWARE VISITORS
Smoking is strictly prohibited except in designed spaces.
Smoking in bed is strictly prohibited.
PORTABLE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Mobile phones are not allowed on deck (must be switched off before boarding)
Cameras, Radios, portable computers, portable gaming devices and generally appliances powered by batteries are strictly forbidden on deck.
ONLY INTRINSICALLY SAFE DEVICES ARE ALLOWED
(Special torches, portable VHF, etc)
Faulty appliances, fittings or wiring should be reported immediately.
Defective equipment should be isolated or disconnected from the power supply.
No private electrical appliance may be used by the crew unless approval has been obtained from the Chief Engineer.
All portable electrical appliances shall be firmly secured before sailing and are to remain disconnected when not in use.
F I R E SMS PROCEDURE: VOM-OSP014 (FIRE PREVENTION) SPECIAL NOTICE: HOT WORK ON DECK The Chief Engineer plans and the Master approves welding, flame cutting or other hot work. NO HOT WORK IS ALLOWED ON DECK or in adjacent areas ashore WHEN CARGO OPERATIONS TAKING PLACE . Fire Hazards Prevention Measures SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION
Solid waste, especially if contaminated with oil, shall be safely kept.
(Even dirty blankets or cloth containing hydraulic or other oil and grease are dangerous, as they can ignite when stored on deck).
Oil leakage shall be reported immediately (especially where exhaust pipes or other hot surfaces are nearby)
Waste oil is not to be allowed in the engine room or to accumulate in bilges in the pumproom.
Unmanned machinery spaces to be regularly inspected for fire hazards.
Wood, paint, spirits, tins of oil, and other flammable materials shall not be stowed in boiler flats, machinery spaces or the steering flat
The electric hot plates should be switched off immediately after use.
Defective equipment is to be reported immediately and disconnected.
All oil and grease spills should be cleaned up promptly.
Drying of cloths on stoves and electrical equipment is forbidden.
Grease which has settled on exhaust ducts should be cleaned.
A fire blanket is readily available to smother fat or cooking oil fires.
E X P L O S I O N SMS PROCEDURE: VOM-OSP015 (EXPLOSION PREVENTION)
Explosion is the result of introduction of a spark or other heat source in a space with flammable gases.
Flammable gases are actually vapors of the cargo or cargo residues.
It should be noted that oil vapors may penetrate all parts of the vessel.
“ It is clearly stipulated that at ELETSON CORPORATION it is ensured that the concept of safe and pollution free operations is a very important issue and that adopted practices of safe working and environmental protection are implemented by all persons on board all our managed
ships. It is also ensured that a sense of personal responsibility with respect to safety, health and environmental protection is being developed amongst all employees .”
ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION NOT A SINGLE DROP OF OIL INTO THE WATER
It is always the company’s preference to dispose garbage to shore facilities.
Follow MARPOL instructions regarding disposal over board.
PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONEMENT Garbage Disposal
** Comminuted or ground garbage shall be able to pass through a screen with mess size no larger than 25 mm.
*** When garbage is mixed with other harmful substances having different disposal or discharge requirements, the more stringent disposal requirements shall apply.
Garbage type Outside special areas In special areas Plastics - includes synthetic ropes and fishing nets and plastic garbage bags and incinerator ashes from plastic products which may contain toxic or heavy metal residues Disposal prohibited Disposal prohibited Floating dunnage, lining and packing materials More than 25 miles of nearest coast Disposal prohibited Paper, rags, glass, metal, bottles, crockery and similar refuse More than 12 miles of nearest coast Disposal prohibited All other garbage including paper, rags, glass, etc. comminuted or ground More than 3 miles of nearest coast Disposal prohibited Food waste not comminuted or ground More than 12 miles of nearest coast More than 12 miles of nearest coast Food waste comminuted or ground** More than 3 miles of nearest coast More than 12 miles of nearest coast Mixed refuse types *** *** Incinerator ash, except from plastic which may contain toxic or heavy metal residues Disposal permitted Disposal prohibited
MARITIME SECURITY Company Security Officer: Capt. Gerasimos H. Tsiburlas Ship Security Officer: The Master of the ship