Human Element

INTERTANKO’s Council established a new committee in 2005 focusing on the human element in recognition of the crucial importance of this aspect to the tanker industry and to all aspects of the Association’s technical and operational work.

This committee is called the Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC).

In addition to considering the attraction, training and retention of seafarers, this group inter alia will examine the interaction of the human element with aspects of ship design and operation, and the development of enhanced compliance cultures.

This is an extension of ongoing work to share information, to develop best practice guides, and to consider the possible need for modified legislation. The group's work will also focus on human "compliance" related issues.

It is also a further INTERTANKO initiative to lead the continuous improvement of the Tanker Industry’s performance in striving to achieve the goals of zero fatalities, zero pollution and zero detentions.

Latest Human Element Updates

21.11.2014 - 11:30 GMT

Green Award board of experts includes TOTS in ship certification

In a show of confidence, the Green Awards board of experts which met in Rotterdam on 18 November agreed to incorporate the implementation of Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) or equivalent...... Login to view this article

07.11.2014 - 11:08 GMT

New ILO Guidelines on Health and Safety published

As reported in Weekly News 43.14 the International Labour Organisation has agreed to a new set of guidelines for implementing the occupational health and safety provisions of the Maritime Labour...... Login to view this article

31.10.2014 - 11:33 GMT

INTERTANKO Members save thousands of refugees in Mediterranean

Concerns were expressed at the recent INTERTANKO Safety and Technical Committee (ISTEC) meeting over how to look after those people rescued at sea, and as a result a request for information on the...... Login to view this article

17.10.2014 - 11:31 GMT

Updates to OCIMF Crew Matrix requirements

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has advised us that in addition to providing details for the “time in rank”, the crew matrix requirements on their website have been amended to...... Login to view this article


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Dr Phillip Belcher
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