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BOA

 

Strandveien 43

7042 Trondheim

Norway

 

Phone: +47 73 99 11 99

            (Switchboard)

Fax:     +47 73 99 11 98

E-mail: office@boa.no


 

Company HSSEQ Policy

1        Policies on Health
 
Absences due to work-related illness shall be reduced to a minimum, working towards a zero goal. The duration of sick leaves due to non work-related illness shall be reduced as much as possible. The physical and psycho/social working environment shall be monitored and continuously improved in order to minimize the occurrences of work related illness. Employees that are absent due to illness and injuries shall be systematically followed up with the objective to give support and allow them to return to work as soon as possible.All vessel personnel shall have valid medical certificates, and shore personnel shall be offered annual medical examination. Smoking shall not be allowed except in designated area and the Company's Drug and Alcohol policy shall require zero-tolerance on use and possession onboard all vessels. If practically possible employees shall be offered the opportunity to take part in physical exercises onboard and ashore.
2        Policies on Safety
 
Fatalities and Lost Time Incidents shall be 0 (zero), and all other incidents, such as Restricted Work, Medical Treatment and First Aid Cases, shall be reduced as much as practically possible. Damages to vessel, equipment and other assets belonging to the Company or a third party shall be avoided. Accidents or emergencies should be prevented, but if they occur the consequences shall be reduced to a minimum.

Risks shall be identified for all critical operations, and relevant mitigations shall be identified and implemented in order to minimize the occurrences and consequences of incidents that may cause harm to personnel, vessel, equipment and other assets. Effective procedures shall be available and all personnel shall be well qualified for the tasks assigned to them. Lack of qualification shall be systematically identified and the gaps shall be filled by education and training or recruiting of new personnel. Risk assessments and procedures shall be regularly reviewed and amended as found appropriate. Operations shall be well planned and all participating personnel shall have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and duties and of the risks involved. Potential emergency situations shall be identified and appropriate procedures and checklists shall be established. Exercises and drills shall be completed in accordance with schedule. The Company have implemented a Drug and Alcohol Policy with a zero tolerance for the possession and influence by alcohol and drugs onboard Company vessels. Analysis of accidents and near accidents shall result in the implementation of adequate corrective and preventive actions, as applicable.

All personnel have a clear responsibility for ensuring the safety of themselves and their colleagues and have a right and obligation to call a full stop of any operation which may represent a danger to the safety. The Designated Person ashore shall ensure that adequate resources are available to keep a high safety standard and shall ensure that concerns from the personnel onboard always may be conveyed to the Company's Top Management. All vessel's above 500GRT shall have a Safety Management Certificate approved by the Administration (i.e. the Flag State) and in accordance with the ISM Code. The Company will work to implement compliance with the ISM Code also for vessels below 500 GRT.
3        Policies on Environmental Protection
 
The environmental impact of the Company's operations shall be reduced to a minimum, and shall not be in violation of any international or local rules and regulations. Oil spills and discharges of other substances dangerous to the environment shall be avoided. If, in spite of this, discharges do occur, the vessel' shall have adequate plans and resources in order to reduce consequences to a minimum.
 
The environmental impacts shall be part of general hazard identification and risk assessment of any operation, and relevant measures shall be implemented to reduced risks to an acceptable level. Personnel shall be adequately trained and equipped to prevent or reduce environmental impacts. Vessels shall have established procedures for preventing discharges, and, if called for, reducing the consequences to as low level as possible. Regular exercises and drills shall ensure that the crew is familiar with procedures and equipment. Plans shall be available for the handling of onboard wastes and actions shall be documented as required by the Company or the Authorities. Vessels above 400 GRT shall have onboard an approved SOPEP or SMPEP.
4        Policies on Security
 
Vessels and crew shall be adequately protected against security threats from third parties during port calls, operation and transit. Security risks shall be minimized also during crew transportation and before and after crew change. All vessels above 500GRT shall be certified in accordance with the ISPS Code.
 
Security risks worldwide shall continuously be monitored by the Company and shall be included in the general risk assessments and project planning carried out for vessel activities. If possible, high risk areas should be avoided. If that is not applicable, adequate measure shall be established to seek to avoid attacks from other vessels, including the boarding of the vessel. If a vessel is bound for a high risk area, the Company shall immediately seek to identify the various risks and mitigations that may reduce the risk to an acceptable level. If this is not possible, an alternative passage shall be chosen. Adequate exercises shall be completed onboard and ashore. Security emergency plans shall be established before entering a high risk area, taking into account local conditions along the route, and contacts shall be established with relevant international organizations. Security risks shall also be considered when planning crew transfer and changes.
5        Policies on Quality
 
The Company shall complete operations to the satisfaction of charterers and clients, based on agreed contracts and documented specification of the expected outcome of the operation or project. Any changes of specifications shall be documented and agreed. In operations with multiple parties involved shall the responsibilities and authority of each party be documented and communicated. Compliance with relevant parts of specific standards and guidelines shall be agreed between the parties prior to the start of the project.
Plans and procedures shall be established for all operations and every person involved shall be qualified for the tasks assigned to him or her. Third party responsible for operations onboard a Company vessel shall submit operation plans, including any change orders, for review by vessel Management or by the Company's shore organization as agreed in each case.
6        Policies on Certification and Compliance with Mandatory Rules and Regulations
 
The Company and vessels over 500 GRT shall be certified in accordance with the ISM Code and have valid Documents of Compliance and Safety Management Certificates from relevant Administrations (Flag States). Each vessel over 500 GRT shall also have a valid International Ship Security Certificate. Vessels shall have other valid certificates as required by Administration and ClassThe Company shall satisfy all applicable mandatory rules and regulations as specified by Administrations, Class and Authorities.
7        Commercial policies
 
The Company shall always preserve its assets and by its operations maximize profit for the owners.
 
 
 
Trondheim, 1st November, 2011
 
 
Helge Kvalvik
CEO