Polar Tankers’ Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management System (SQEMS) is audited to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) HSQE standards.
This ensures our compliance with the International Safety Management Code (S), the ISO 9001:2015 Standard (Q), the ISO14001:2015 Standard (E) and the OHSAS 18001:2015 (H).
Polar Tankers has been audited to ISM and ISO 9001 since 1997, ISO 14001 since 2001 and OHSAS 18001 since 2010.
The Quality Group consists of the Manager Quality, Regulatory & Environmental Affairs, Training Director, Quality & Training Program Coordinator and Quality Assurance Officers.
- The Manager of Quality, Regulatory & Environmental Affairs serves as the Designated Person Ashore/Management Representative/Environmental Management Representative. Additionally, the MQR&EA ensures an effective and continually improving management system, compliance with all external and internal audit and vetting requirements, and provides guidance to the Quality Assurance Officers.
- The Training Director is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive Company training plan to meet SQEMS, STCW, MARPOL, USCG, State, Federal, Corporate and relevant Regulatory requirements in accordance with ISM and ISO standards.
- The Quality and Training Program Coordinator coordinates the Document Control Process; responsible for the administration, maintenance, and distribution of all Controlled Documents/Policies and Procedures; and responsible for training and direction in support of Corporate Records Management Policies.
- Quality Assurance Officers assist vessels and shore operations with maintaining compliance with all applicable regulations including company policies and programs.