TORM improves safety and environmental performance through training and communication efforts.
Better safety and a 'No blame culture' helps prevent accidents and increases job satisfaction and retention among employees. High safety performance also yields more commercial flexibility and thus better earning power.
TORM was founded in 1889, is headquartered in Denmark and conducts business worldwide, with offices in India, Philippines, Singapore, USA and Brazil. The company employs approximately 300 people ashore and about 2900 seafarers. TORM is one of the world’s largest carriers of refined oil products and also a participant in the dry bulk market. The Company owns 68 vessels and operates a fleet of 125 vessels in cooperation with other shipping companies.
TORM focuses on monitoring and reducing the risk of non-compliance through operational, quality-enhancing initiatives in the areas of health and safety, as well as through actions to mitigate risks of environmental damage. Strict requirements imposed by oil majors give TORM an extra incentive to improve safety performance and increase training efforts. High performance yields more commercial flexibility and thus better earning power.
TORM's training programme comprises activities on four levels. The first level of training follows the Standards of Training, Certification & Watch keeping (STCW) convention and flag state requirements, including fundamental safety training, pollution prevention and survival in craft and rescue boats. The second level of raining is in accordance with the specific requirements for safety on board tankers. This training is guided by Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) requirements and includes courses in bridge team management, ship handling, vetting, equipment-specific training and officer seminars. The third level constitutes training in accordance with company needs and requirements for technical, environmental and safety performance. These may include courses in pump systems, engine maintenance and supplier-specific training. The fourth level comprises training directed towards the individual needs and requirements. This training can involve anything from information technology skills, leadership skills, or painting courses.