The focus of our company on Health & Safety is a driving force of our success, which is why Stanford Marine has posted zero % LTI (Lost Time Incidents) in 2012 for the third year running, passing 10 million man-hours.
We aggressively inspect our vessels to ensure both legal and regulatory compliance and a safe workplace. We have recently rolled out an upgraded Vessel Maintenance System to ensure the reliability of all vessels operated by Stanford Marine, with an emphasis on the reliability of critical systems. We reinforce the importance of this program by training our employees to maintain a very high awareness of vessel equipment preparedness and through internal and external audits.
Our performance in Health & Safety management has also been recognized by BUREAU VERITAS which completed in August 2011 the inspection of Stanford Marine’s HSE and Quality management systems, focusing on the processes and systems that the company has put in place, and awarded the company the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards with no “nonconformities”. Stanford also has the International Safety Management (ISM) Code certification – not only for vessels over 500 GRT as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires, but for all its vessels.
Our focus remains on providing a quality service to our clients, whereby we get the job done, but also get the job done safely, ensuring the health and safety of our employees. We believe properly trained employees armed with both the knowledge and authority to control their environment is in the best position to protect themselves, our vessels and our customers. So safety and environmental protection are tied directly to our most important business assets—our people, our capacity to control costs, and our ability to deliver the highest quality service.