QHSE Requirements for Visitors & Non-Crew Members


  1. You should not move around unescorted on the vessel.
  2. You should work only in areas concerning your work and should not move around in Restricted Areas.

Action in case of Emergency

  2. The Emergency Fire Station Signal is CONTINUOUS RINGING OF BELL.
  3. In case you hear the above emergency signals, immediately report to the BRIDGE.
  4. In case you cause or discover a fire, including discovering evidence of a fire, you shall inform a member of the ship's staff immediately.
  5. In case you cause or discover an oil / chemical spill, or other emergency you must quickly assess the situation and if necessary leave the danger area immediately. In any case notify a member of the ship's staff immediately.

Smoking Policy / Use of Electronic Equipment

  1. Smoking is prohibited on the vessel, except in the approved Smoking Rooms which are clearly marked.
  2. On tankers, the use of lighters is prohibited. In case any are found they will be confiscated and returned on departure.
  3. On tankers, the use non-intrinsically safe electronic equipment including but not limited to non-intrinsically mobile phones and cameras is NOT permitted in hazardous areas.

Alcohol, Drugs, Firearms & Photography

  1. Alcohol, drugs, explosives, firearms, ammunition or pornographic material are not allowed on board the vessel.
  2. Photography is not permitted on board, except with the express permission of the Master.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  1. While on board, Hard Hats, Safety Shoes, Hand Gloves, Eye Protection and Overalls must be worn as appropriate.
  2. On chemical tankers, the PPE requirements may be more stringent owing to the hazardous nature of some cargoes. Please check with the vessel's Duty Officer about the PPE requirements.


Use of asbestos on board vessels is prohibited. When material such as insulation lagging, mooring winch brake liners and joint packing are brought on board they should be provided along with a certificate stating that they are asbestos free.

Lifting Appliances

  1. Lifting appliances on board are not to be operated unless expressly authorised by the Master.
  2. Do not stand or walk under a crane load.

Accident Prevention

Accident prevention along with the following are your responsibility:
  1. Inspections of the job site(s), materials, tools and equipment prior commencement of your work.
  2. Ensuring that you are adequately qualified for the task.
  3. Ensuring that adequate warnings are posted to inform others of hazards or potential hazards.

Environmental Management System

  1. OIL - Disposal of Oil into the Sea is prohibited. You must ensure that any oil spilled on deck due to the nature of work is properly contained and stored in designated tanks or containers.
  2. CHEMICALS - Disposal of Chemicals into the Sea is prohibited. ALL chemicals to be used on board need the prior consent of the Master or Chief Engineer.
  3. HAZARDOUS MATERIAL - Hazardous material is NOT to be brought on board unless expressly authorised by the Master. Any hazardous material brought on board must be properly packaged and must be provided with an MSDS.
  4. SEWAGE - Disposal of Sewage into the sea is prohibited unless in sccordance with MARPOL, National and Local regulations.
  5. GARBAGE - Garbage is governed by the vessel's Garbage Management Plan. Garbage receptacles are provided on the poop deck, within the accommodation and in the Engine room. ALL garbage should be segregated and stored in designated bins. Garbage of any kind including Oily Rags, Chemicals, paints, batteries, old pyrotechnics, used filters etc should NOT be thrown overboard or disposed into the sea.
  6. AIR POLLUTION - Discharge of any refrigerant into the atmosphere is prohibited. This includes Ozone Depleting Substances or their substitutes.
  7. NPDES - When in US waters please comply with the VGP requirements and any other coastal state requirements as applicable.

Permit to Work System / Risk Assessment

The Company has a Permit to Work System in place for the following activities and the Master's approval is required prior commencement of work.

  1. Entry into Enclosed Spaces
  2. Hot Work - Includes ANY work requiring the use of welding, burning or soldering equipment, blow torches, power driven tools the use of which generates sparks, non intrinsically safe portable electric equipment, and internal combustion engines.
  3. Cold Work - Includes opening up of ANY pipelines, valves or flanges in a hazardous area or engine room. On tankers this also includes work carried out in hazardous areas such as pump rooms, cargo tanks and void spaces.
  4. Work to be carried out on electric equipment or equipment powered by electricity.
  5. Working Aloft or Outboard
  6. Handling Asbestos or other Chemicals or Products possessing a Health Hazard
  7. Operations involving Small Craft or Diving
  8. Painting Inside Enclosed Spaces

Note: The Company has a Formal Risk Assessment Procedure in place and requires a separate risk assessment to be carried out for any activity not covered by the above.

Use of Power Tools

  1. The use of power tools requires the prior consent of the Master or Chief Engineer.
  2. Power Tools must be properly tested before use and appropriate PPE must be donned.


  1. All places on board shall be kept clean and orderly. Materials and equipment shall be stored in designated places.
  2. Chemical containers, gas bottles, welding equipment shall be stored in their designated lockers only.
  3. Dirty working clothes should not be worn inside the accommodation.
  4. After completion of tasks, all tools should be returned to their designated place, the work area should be properly cleaned and any garbage generated should be segregated and stored in their designated bins.