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Standards & Certifications

Standards & Certifications

Farstad Shipping operates in accordance with the ISM and ISPS standards, and our management system is certified according to the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001 standards.

ISM (International Safety Management)
The "International Safety Management" code is the international standard for safe leadership, operation of ships and prevention of pollution. ISM certification is mandatory for all passenger ships and all ships over 500 GT in international traffic and for shipping companies operating such vessels. 
 
ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code)
The "International Ship and Port Facility Code" is the international standard establishing the minimum safety arrangements for vessels, ports and government authorities. ISPS certification is mandatory for vessels in international traffic including passenger ships, cargo vessels over 500 GT and mobile offshore drilling units as well as ports servicing these vessels.  
  
Certification ISO 9001:2008
This implies that our management system is certified according to the standard for good quality management. The certification is performed by an independent third party and documents to among others our customers that they can trust that we have implemented the necessary internal routines in order to meet their obligations. ISO 9001:2008 is a particularly good tool for reducing errors. The system prevents errors from repeating and identifies potential errors before they occur. Such error reduction gives advantages in the form of cost savings. The standard is process oriented and emphasizes continuous improvements and customer satisfaction. It is adapted to all business processes affecting quality.
 
Certification ISO 14001:2004
This implies that our management system is certified according to the standard for good environmental management. The certification is performed by an independent third-party and documents to our customers that they can trust that we actively reduce the company's and the services' environmental impact to a minimum. The standard requires the company to prepare environmental goals and the necessary management system in order to reach such goals. ISO 14001:2004 certification establishes a good practice for a precautionary policy for our company's environmental impact. With an ISO 14001 certified management system, we go further than just complying with regulations. Our focus will be continuous improvements.
 
Certification OHSAS 18001
Farstad Shipping was certified according to OHSAS 18001 in December 2013. OHSAS 18001 provides a framework for control and improvement within health and safety in relation to working environment. This certificate documents that our management system is measured in relation to a standard for good practice and found to be in compliance with this. The certificate is issued by an independent accrediting body and shows employees and other interest groups that we work according to the precautionary principle in order to secure our employees' working environment.

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