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QHSE

Safety first!

BigLift Shipping strives to maintain the highest level of quality, health, safety and environmental standards throughout all of its operations worldwide. We firmly believe that our activities can be carried out without injuries, damage to vessels, cargo and the environment despite the challenging conditions we sometimes face.

BigLift Shipping has a well-defined safety culture in place, which is nurtured through clear and visible leadership ashore and at sea by our well-trained and experienced teams.

We make sure this safety culture is sustainable by taking the following measures:

  • Visible commitment, leadership and involvement of management
  • Our safety awareness programme ‘Safe Sailings’ which also fosters a ‘culture of caring’, where employees genuinely care and watch out for each other
  • Effective transparent communication at all levels
  • Emphasise that recognition, understanding and minimising risk is the foundation of accident and incident prevention
  • Allocating sufficient resources to achieve HSE objectives
  • Continuous improvement as a cornerstone of an excellent occupational, health, safety and environmental programme

A crucial part of our safety culture is transparent project and risk management and our willingness to continuously improve our processes. We proactively identify and mitigate risks on board and provide specific training programmes to make sure our crew is always up to date with the latest QHSE regulations and standards.

BigLift Shipping is certified in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and Maritime Labour Convention.

Reducing our impact on the environment

BigLift Shipping continuously endeavours to reduce its carbon footprint and protect the environment in the locations where we work and live. To reduce emissions to the air, our vessels are equipped with scrubbers (exhaust gas cleaning systems). And to reduce emissions to water, our vessels are equipped with a certified ballast water treatment system and where possible, mineral-based lubrication oil is replaced with environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL).