BigLift Shipping aim to have zero accidents. We endeavour to maintain the highest levels for quality, health, safety and environment for shipping.
BigLift’s managing system is certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and is therefore continuously scrutinised and improved.
For all personnel in the office and on board the vessels health is an important issue. Fitness facilities available for their use and a BigLift Drugs and Alcohol policy is in place to ensure that personnel are aware that drugs are prohibited and that the use of alcohol is restricted. In September 2017 BigLift has launched the safety awareness programme 'Safe Sailings'. Click here for more information on the programme.
BigLift is certified according to the IMO International Safety Management (ISM) code. To reduce the risk of accidents, certain procedures are being followed. Risk Assessments, project HAZID/HAZOP meetings and toolbox talks are regularly conducted to identify and mitigate risks.
The Safe Working Manual is in place and organised according to ARBO legislation, ISM code and the Marine Labour Convention (MLC). This manual is in operation to identify and prevent risks and dangerous situations during shipboard operations. The subjects dealt with range from general operations to specific health hazards. The manual includes Job Safety Analysis as well as safety instructions and guidelines.
Furthermore, BigLift follow the IMO regulations for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). MARPOL is the main international convention for prevention of pollution in the marine environment by ships through operational or accidental causes.