Guidelines to Shipping Companies on Health and Safety
This book contains guidelines to shipping companies on key health and safety topics, such as drug abuse, behavioural safety systems and threats to staff on passenger ships. The topics have been identified as important for the health, safety and welfare of seafarers and the onboard working environment.
This book offers comprehensive guidance on a wide range of health issues. It explains the occurrence, course and immunisation of diseases, in addition to guidance on implementing policies on blood alcohol percentage on board ships. The book is appended with internationally applicable company policies relating to unacceptable behaviour of passengers. Masters’ powers in this regard are explained in depth.
This publication contains guidelines to shipping companies on seven key health and safety topics. They have been reviewed regularly by the Committee and are fully up to date. Three of the subjects are specifically referred to in the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) as areas that competent authorities should address in their national guidelines for the management of occupational safety and health on board ships, whilst the guidelines on behavioural safety systems will be of interest in connection with company safety management systems. All the topics have been identified as important for the health, safety and welfare of seafarers and the shipboard working environment. Company policies on these subjects can contribute to the implementation of measures to ensure continuous improvement.
The UK Chamber of Shipping is pleased to present these guidelines to a global audience and hopes that they will help to make a positive difference both to company health and safety performance and seafarer health, safety and welfare.
1 Guidelines to Shipping Companies on Alcohol Misuse
2 Guidelines to Shipping Companies on Drug Abuse
3 Guidelines to Shipping Companies on Hepatitis
4 Guidelines to Shipping Companies on HIV and AIDS
5 Guidelines to Shipping Companies on Workplace Smoking Policies
6 Guidelines to Shipping Companies on Violence, Aggression, Verbal Abuse and Threats Against Staff on Passenger Ships
Appendix 1 – Company Policy A
Appendix 2 – Company Policy B
Appendix 3 – Company Policy C
Appendix 4 – Master’s Power in Relation to Disruptive Passengers
Appendix 5 – A Memorandum of Understanding between the British Transport Police and Crown Prosecution Service, London – Staff Assaults
7 Guidelines to Shipping Companies on Behavioural Safety Systems
Appendix 1 – Gap Analysis Checklist
Appendix 2 – Unsafe Act/Unsafe Condition Report Form
Appendix 3 – Observation Card
Appendix 4 – Information for Seafarers on Behavioural Safety Systems
UK Chamber of Shipping
The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice of the UK shipping industry. We work with Government, parliament, international organisations and others to champion and protect the industry on behalf of our members.
- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- October 2015
- Binding Format:
- Book Height:
- 217 mm
- Book Width:
- 155 mm
- 0.3 kg
UK Chamber of Shipping