World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which is an incredibly important topic for Stolt Tankers and something that we are focused on every single day of the year. But today is a good reminder to us all to constantly renew our commitment to prioritising health and safety.
Stolt Tankers understands its people are its most important asset, and their health, safety and wellbeing are the priority. Through its Slashed Zero programme, the business focuses on slashing onboard and onshore safety risks and incidents to zero and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of seafarers and land-based employees.
To mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Stolt Tankers created a video to highlight some of the ways it ensures the health, safety and wellbeing of all crew on board its ships. From the bridge of the 37,000 DWT chemical tanker Stolt Innovation, Captain Frida Rivera de Ita talks about the health and safety provisions and facilities on board all ships and the medical training and care crew members receive in case of injury or illness while at sea.
Stolt Tankers supports World Day for Safety and Health at Work in promoting a safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work and encouraging open communication to foster a culture of safety and health for all.
“In the spirit of the day, Stolt Tankers would also like to make an appeal that seafarers are treated as keyworkers and therefore sometimes need access to onshore medical services such as hospitals,” said Igor Segeda, Crewing Director, Stolt Tankers.
“We have seen great support in this regard from some countries during the pandemic, but unfortunately much less support from others. Without seafarers none of us would get the essential products we need to protect our own health and make everyday life possible. They provide us all with a critical service and deserve the status that reflects that.”