World Carrier Corporation maintains an unyielding commitment to safety/security and the environment. As a core value, safe operations and the protection of the environment are not just priorities but are the foundation upon which WCC operates.
Our organization is fully compliant with the ISM & ISPS codes under IMO latest revisions and amendments. Company's SMS (Safety Management System) is certified and audited repeatedly against the ISM code by Flag-Administration and Classification Societies auditors.
Our fleet ISPS plans always in line with the international and trading areas Region standards, in particular our FSO Ailsa Craig has been upgraded to a Port Facility security standards since 2009 as per the high risk zone of West Africa oil fields (IMA Terminal).
Additionally, our system is currently under the process of implementation and certification to the Quality -ISO9001:2008-, Environmental -ISO14001:2004- and Occupational Health - ISO 18001:1999-.
Our HSQE department controls assess and reports to the high management results regarding and suggest for improvements.
Within WCC we consider Health- Safety/Security-Quality and Environmental issues as a dynamic process keeping us always alerted.
To achieve our objectives, in WCC we are using the following Guidelines.
- Policies-- What standards we follow
- Leadership and Commitment - How we demonstrate that we are serious about HSE
- Capability - How we organize and manage our personnel and resources to safely undertake our business
- Environmental Management - We do not harm the environment
- Risk Management - We understand that risks need to be controlled and this is how we do it
- Activity Planning and Procedures - How we systematically identify the actions we will perform to meet our objectives.
- Monitoring and Reporting - How we know whether our management of HSE is achieving the resuls we want it to.
- Audit and Management Review - We know we are doing things as planned.
- Continuous Improvement and Learning - We are committed to doing better
WCC has six core policies:
- Drugs and Alcohol.
- Anti-Harassment & Discrimination
Leadership and Commitment
All WCC employees, shore based and offshore personnel are expected to actively demonstrate support of, and commitment to HSE through their personal involvement, behavior and actions. HSE shall have prevailing status over other primary business objectives. Targets for improvement in all areas of HSE performance will be set - lead and lag indicators included. The long term committed relationship with associated third parties, has established a safety awareness system within WCC organization, with the full interactive cooperation of charterers representatives, flag administration auditors and class surveyors. The management of WCC has been currently in process to demonstrate leadership in QHSE through integrated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
WCC has developed and maintains the competence of its personnel to better control the risks generated by the business. Every individual has it requisite HSE responsibilities, competencies and behaviors explicitly defined in their respective position descriptions. Performance contracts shall state how these competencies are to be maintained and demonstrated. Health and safety performance will be included as a factor in the appraisal and reward of staff. To maintain adequate capability, WCC is committed to preventing health problems of its employees within the work environment.
Within WCC we are committed and ensuring that all activities are conducted with the highest level of environmental awareness and protection possible. WCC has an Environmental Plan and ensures that all procedures include consideration of environmental impacts and precautions. Zero records in pollution incidents for over a decade around the seven seas prove our commitment on such sensitive task.
Hazards are managed through our risk assessment database. This ensures that risk areas are
- Systematically identified
- Assessed for their risk by Job Hazard Analysis(JHA)
- Controlled so that the risk is as low as reasonably practicable (Risk Assessment exercises
Recovery measures are been also put in place to mitigate the potential consequences if a hazard is released. All personnel and associates (charterer’s reps) have the authority to delay or stop activities where effective controls are not in place to manage identified hazards. WCC review risks annually and develop appropriate management processes.
Activity Planning and Procedures
WCC has implemented and maintains a concise and comprehensive suite of procedures and standards to ensure that HSE is effectively addressed in all activities. Our organization has established a procedure for controlling all documentation (Document Control Procedure), in which all documents are periodically reviewed and revised as required, with obsolete documents being removed to prevent unintended use. WCC has developed and implemented appropriate emergency response systems and training of personnel to deal with, and recover from, any potential incidents.
Monitoring and Reporting
WCC personnel monitors and analyze all incident and hazard reports to determine HSE impacts and ensure that preventative and corrective actions are implemented where necessary.
Audit and Management Review
WCC periodically reviews its management system to determine whether it continues to be suitable, adequate and effective for the Company's needs. Currently our company’s system been “upgraded” by formally entry into the international standards of ISO systems (9001/14001/18001).
Continuous Improvement and Learning
WCC has implemented a process to review its management system to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness. The management review addresses potential changes to policy, objectives and other elements of the management system, in light of audit results, changing business circumstances, and the commitment to continual performance improvement. All WCC employees are expected to contribute to a learning culture where activities are continually scrutinized for potential learning points and opportunities for improvement.