MS/M.SOS’s Health, Safety and Environmental Policy is to ensure that all company’s activities associated with the deployment of armed guards on board vessels will comply with the international health and safety and environmental regulations.
By conducting ourselves professionally and systematically following proper training of health and safety risk assessments and the relevant instructions (before and after embarkation), we shall significantly minimize the safety and health risks of our employees and all our other associated parties, and ensure the avoidance of any harm to the environment.
This policy is under the responsibility of the compliance manager and must be reviewed and adjusted annually.
MS/M.SOS employees shall always:
- Take actions to prevent any injuries, to us and others by immediately adjusting to all identified risks.
- Ensure that the vessel and all its souls on board are secure from any terrorist/criminal/pirates activities and threats or any other action that may jeopardize human life.
- Take actions to prevent any damage to property, ours and any third party associated with our operation.
- Encourage all personnel to be environmentally conscious and acknowledge their responsibilities to undertake every possible action to prevent pollution, as required by National and International Rules and Regulations and legislation in force as outlined by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships MARPOL 73/78. In addition, to take actions reduce our environmental footprint by publicly and formally stating our obligation to the environment, reducing waste, recycle whenever possible and avoiding printing unnecessary documents.
- Comply with Health, Safety and environmental regulations of the client, home state and the various local ports, and confirm that all our local agents and suppliers do so as well.
- Take part in all safety drills when conducted on board.
- Ensure that proper and continuous training is been contacted through all aspects of the operation as well to eliminate as much as possible any human errors in case of an emergency.
- Ensure continuous improvement of the skills of shipboard and shore-side personnel in preparing to handle safety, security and environmental emergencies
- Assign personnel (including our customer’s officers and crew members) to shipboard safety, security and pollution prevention activities that is competent, highly motivated and committed to excellence and to provide them with the proper material resources.
- Closely monitor all employees medical condition and offer our employees the best medical care possible for any injury that may occur during their employment by offering suitable insurance policies and putting their welfare ahead of any financial factor.
It is the duty of management to ensure the following:
- Providing and maintaining systems of work that are safe and without risk to health
- Ensuring safety and absence of risks to health in connection with handling, storage and transport
- Providing information, instruction, training and supervision
- Maintaining all places of work in a safe condition
- Providing and maintaining a safe working environment.
All employees and workers have a duty in law to act responsibly and to take reasonable care for the health and safety at work of both themselves and their colleagues. This duty can be carried out by:
- Working safely and efficiently
- Using any protective equipment provided and meeting statutory obligations
- Reporting incidents that have led to injury or damage
- All such incidents must be recorded and copied to the Compliance Manager. Any failure to adhere to the Company Health and Safety Policy and Procedures will be considered a serious disciplinary offence and is one which may lead to dismissal
- Adhering to the Company procedures for securing a safe workplace. Individuals will be nominated to undertake health and safety duties as required.
MS/M.SOS is obliged by law to keep record showing details of all accidents, which occur on the premises. Therefore all accidents, however minor, to both employees and customers must be reported immediately. If any accidents are serious to warrant hospital treatment these must also be reported to the local authority.
If you are responsible for setting the alarm, failure to set the alarm may result in disciplinary action being taken.
Fire & Emergency
You must observe the evacuation procedures laid down in the event of a fire or any other emergency situation. You must be aware of the location of the emergency exits, assembly points and first aid kit. Procedures to be carried out in the event of a fire or emergency will be found displayed on the wall in the Office.