HSE Policy

Health, Safety Management & Environmental Protection Policy

KYKLADES MARITIME  It is the Company’s Policy to promote and enhance Health and Safety at Sea, Prevention of Human Injury
or loss of life, welfare of employees and to minimize the impact of its operations to the environment (marine or otherwise), including property.

KYKLADES MARITIME aims at safety and environmental excellence which is accomplished though the following objectives:

  • To provide for Safe Practices in ship Operation and a safe and healthy working environment.
  • To prevent damage to the ship, her cargo and the environment.
  • To establish safeguards against identified risks and to operate the ships within ALARP (“as low as reasonably practicable”) levels of risk;
  • To prevent loss of human life and personal injury;
  • To ensure that seafarers’ work environment on board ships promotes occupational safety and health;
  • To continuously improve Safety Management skills of personnel ashore and aboard ships,
    including preparing for emergencies related both to Safety & Environmental Protection.
  • To ensure that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do
    not pose any unnecessary risks to human health, safety and to the environment.

In order to effectively implement its Health, Safety Management & Environmental Protection Policy the Company:

  • Has appointed dedicated personnel with the responsibility to maintain an overview of Health, Safety, Environmental and Energy Efficiency matters.
  • Promotes Health, Safety and Environmental excellence.
  • Consistently follows all national and international rules and regulations governing the Marine Industry.
  • Takes into account applicable guidelines, standards, codes and publications which are issued by maritime organisations and are directed towards creating a safe, healthy and pollution free (zero spill) environment.
  • Implements a Shipboard Occupational Health and Safety Program (SOHSP).
  • Continuously monitors all safety and occupational health aspects of the vessels.
  • Frequently inspects and audits the vessels and carries out necessary maintenance and repairs.
  • Continuously improve its management system by taking corrective & preventive action for identified problem areas.
  • Provides adequate resources to effectively implement this management system.
  • Provides a framework for setting & reviewing environmental & other objectives and targets.
  • Makes every effort to provide a safe and healthy workplace and considers working safely a condition of employment.
  • Provides necessary resources to implement the occupational health and safety program.
  • Recognizes that no task is so important for an employee to put himself at risk of injury or illness in order to get it done.
  • Protects the Health of seafarers and provides prompt access to Medical Care on board and ashore when needed.
    • For all ships to be built after 15 July 2011 will have on-board an Inventory of Hazardous
      Materials (IHM) Part I prepared by the Ship Builder, as part of the building contract. This
      inventory will be handed over to the ship Recycling Facility.
    • For Existing vessels the Company will prepare such Inventory (IHM) in consultation with
      the Ship Builder and information indicated in the ship’s drawings, as per Guidelines of
      Annex 3 Resolution MEPC/197 (62) adopted 15 July 2011.
  • Provides a framework for managing waste in accordance with the applicable legislative and
    regulatory requirements.
  • Supports the purchase of energy efficient products and services, and where applicable supports
    design energy efficiency improvements.
  • Sets the framework for familiarizing all company personnel with this policy and for
    communicating it to third party contactors.
  • Takes appropriate measures in order to protect the crew from cargo handling equipment noise by
    taking into account technical solutions and/or exposure limits.
  • To determine the noise exposure level of each officer / rating by taking into account the job
    profile and time spent by each crew member in different work spaces.

The Company will select the Recycling Facility from a list of Facilities that have developed the Ship
Recycling Plan (SRP) as per Reg.9 of the Annex to the Hong Kong Convention.

All Company employees, shore based and seafarers are responsible for implementing the Company’s Safety, Health, Environmental Protection & Energy Policy and are required to comply with the applicable standards and with the ship’s occupational safety and health policy and program.

A structured framework for setting & reviewing environmental and other objectives and targets is set
by the Company.

All Company employees, shore based and seagoing are responsible for implementing the company’s Health, Safety Management, Environmental Protection & Energy Policy.

The Company’s Management is responsible for monitoring and reviewing this Policy and the company’s occupational health and safety program at regular intervals in order to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.