The Senior Management of V.Group is
committed to delivering the highest quality services to the
shipping industry with absolute regard for safety and the
environment. It is essential that all group companies are
known and recognised as reliable, effective and safe Managers.
Company policy requires all staff
to carry out their duties in a professional, efficient and safe
manner in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and
regulations. Staff must not knowingly participate in any
unsafe or illegal activity. Compliance includes taking into
account codes, guidelines and standards issued by the various
The Company is committed to
identifying all risks associated with its operations.
Controls and safeguards must be put in place to minimise these
risks in order to provide safe working conditions for all employees
and third parties.
Company policy requires a safe,
healthy and productive workplace for all employees. The
workplace, whether at sea or ashore, must be kept in a condition
which will ensure that good standards of health and hygiene are
maintained at all times.
Alcohol and/or drug abuse,
including drug trafficking, will not be tolerated and the Company
operates strict control measures which must be complied with.
Both impair ability to perform properly and will have serious
adverse effects on the safety, efficiency, and productivity of
other employees and the Company as a whole. Any
employee found in breach of this policy will be subject to
disciplinary procedures. These policies apply equally to
visitors which include pilots, office personnel, guests and
contractors. Certain clients insist on zero alcohol
The Company issues, maintains and
continually improves its various policies and Safety Management
System (VMS). This provides for safe practices in ship operation
and a safe working environment ashore and afloat. Compliance
is a condition of employment and all employees are required to
strictly adhere to the policies and follow the procedures contained
in the VMS.
The VMS meets as a minimum standard
the requirements of the ISM Code and the ISO 9001 and 14001
The Company is committed to the
on-going and continual improvement of its safety management system.
Quality and safety objectives are to be established and reviewed
regularly. Through this and the development of safety management
skills of its staff, ashore and afloat, the Company pursues the
long term goals of zero injuries to persons working onboard its
managed fleet. All office and shipboard personnel are
required to support and contribute to the effective implementation
of the Company policies.