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.
24.05.2013 - 11:52 GMT
International survey of cadet recruitment, employment and welfare practices
INTERTANKO has a great interest in ensuring that the industry recruits and retains enough well-trained, high-quality cadets. To assist our Membership in this goal we are producing a best management...... Login to view this article
03.05.2013 - 12:30 GMT
IMO Sub-committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping: report
IMO’s STW Sub-committee met for the 44th time from 29 April to 3 May. INTERTANKO was well represented and made representations on a number of issues related to training on board tankers and the hum...... Login to view this article
03.05.2013 - 11:30 GMT
INTERTANKO Human Element in Shipping Committee minutes now available
The Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) met in London on 4 April. The Committee discussed a broad range of human element issues focusing on best practice in the industry, cadet recruitment...... Login to view this article
15.03.2013 - 10:49 GMT
Get ready for the Maritime Labour Convention by August 2013
The INTERTANKO/Intercargo seminar series for 2013 began last week with a presentation to a full house given by International law firm, Clyde & Co, on ‘Getting to grips with the Maritime Labour...... Login to view this article
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