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Far Eastern Shipping

March 1, 2004

“FESCO” PLC is preparing for International standards certification

The review process of acting Environmental Safety and Health management system of the company has begun the 1 of March.
The specialists of “BRK Maritime consulting” company will work in the FESCO examining acting normative documents and communicating directly with the personnel.
The review process of management system takes in two directions:

firstly, assessment of “Far Eastern Shipping company” management system compliance with requirements of MS ISO 14001-96 and OHSAS 18001:1999* in the ship operation and cargo transportation regarding environmental and occupational safety;
secondly, assessment of correspondence between occupational safety and environment management systems and quality management system under MS ISO 9001:2000 and safety management.

Management system review is the first stage of ICS development and application. And the company top-managers attend to it seriously.

In the day of “BRK Maritime Consulting” experts work beginning in “FESCO” PLC the introductory meeting was held. The main points of the meeting were aims and objectives of the review process, the questions of liabilities and authorities distribution regarding ecology and occupational safety.

According to the plan ICS application, the process of development, application and certification will continue till the middle of December of 2004.

External audit and ICS certification will be conducted by “Russkiy Registr” Certificate Association and by International Organization for Certification “SAI Global Limited”.

* – Health and Safety management system certificate standard was developed by the Association, including the range of national standardization bodies, certification bodies and assessors. The standard “Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series Specification” (OHSAS) 18001 took effect in April of 1999. It includes the basic principles of BS standards 8800 (the manual that was issued by British Institute of Standards in 1996) and DNV standard for Health and Safety Management certification (OHSMS): 1997.

OHSAS 18001 was developed to correspond to the standards of management systems ISO 9001:1994 and ISO 14001 and to lighten quality management system, occupational safety and health system and ecological management system integration in organizations if organizations will want to integrate them.




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