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.
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