We believe in Zero Harm to People, Environment, Cargo and Property
At BW LPG, the Health and Safety of our employees and crew are non-negotiable. Zero Harm is an organisation-wide safety campaign at BW LPG with the goal to ensure that safety remains the top priority across all our operations.
Based upon three strategic pillars, our Zero Harm Plan lays out key strategic initiatives to guide our focus on safety awareness and training initiatives.
Artwork from our Zero Harm Art Competition to raise awareness on safety culture
BW LPG has an established crisis management plan (CMP) to ensure a disciplined reaction to handle a variety of emergency scenarios.
For onshore staff, the crisis management plan addresses epidemics, natural calamities, strife, emergency evacuation of the office and IT disruption. New hires are informed of the plan during induction, and the plan is available on our intranet. Drills for evacuation from offices are also held regularly.
Crisis Management for our vessels are managed through our Emergency Response (ER) Program. In case of an emergency, vessels can contact a designated person ashore who can make a trained assessment and decide on the need to activate the relevant Emergency Response procedures and ER team who is on 24-hour standby. If activated, appropriate communications will be implemented in a timely manner to provide the relevant facts. Drills are held regularly to ensure seamless communication across departments.
Our crew are governed by international legislated health and safety regulations issued by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). We also follow the OCIMF Marine Injury Reporting Guidelines.
Piracy continues to be a threat at sea, and BW LPG has a dedicated Global Head of Security to monitor global trends, advise safe routing for vessels, and act on security matters impacting our seafarers and fleet.
All vessels transiting high-risk areas follow a set of regularly updated international guidelines and have measures in place such as anti-piracy gear to deter attacks. Drills are regularly held to ensure that we are prepared to manage any incident.
Because of rigorous operational procedures, access to intelligence, and prudent risk management when sailing in high-risk areas, we are pleased to report that there were no piracy or security incidents onboard our vessels in 2020.
BW LPG was one of the first ship operators to implement the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code, which contains rules and requirements for carriers and terminals to significantly improve vessel and port security against international terrorism.