GMS is committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service possible and aspires to become an organisation against which others strive to benchmark.
We aim to conduct our business sustainably without causing harm to people or the environment. The requirements defined in this policy and throughout our Business Management System are mandatory at all levels of the organisation.
We are committed to the following:
GMS is committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive working environment for all employees, contractors, customers and visitors involved in its operation. This policy forms part of that commitment. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that employees and contractors do not report for work in an unfit state by virtue of the use of alcohol or drugs, including illegal drugs or, prescribed medication or legal highs (properly known as Novel Psychoactive Substances).
Illegal and non-prescription drugs are not permitted at any GMS work location regardless of whether the location is onshore or offshore. Anyone found to be in possession, or under the influence of drugs will be subject to termination and shall be reported to the relevant authorities as applicable.
It is the responsibility of all employees taking any medication to report to their line Manager and present the prescribed medication for review. Personnel taking prescribed medication shall abide by the warnings and dosage instructions provided on the label of the medication or by the person prescribing the medication. Personnel taking prescription medication with any warning which may affect their ability to work must report to their line Manager prior to starting work.
Alcohol is not permitted at any GMS work location regardless of whether the location is onshore or offshore.
Drug and Alcohol Controls
The Management of Gulf Marine Services reserves the right to conduct unannounced searches for drugs and/or alcohol on its owned or controlled property (both shore-based and aboard vessels). The Management reserves the right to require any personnel working at GMS locations to be submitted to drug and alcohol testing and/or where the use of drugs or consumption of alcohol on company premises is suspected. Refusal by any employee to submit to a search of person, possessions, work area and/or cabin may lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination. Contractors refusing to submit to a search will be removed from company premises and will be prohibited from returning.
As an employer, GMS takes its duty of care with regards to health and safety seriously by ensuring the working environment of employees is safe, and without adverse risks to their health and welfare.
Smoking, for the purpose of this policy, refers to any activity by which smoke is released from a person’s mouth by using devices such as, but not limited to, e-cigarettes, cigarettes, cigars or other vaping devices or pipes.
The GMS Smoking Policy is intended to benefit everyone by:
For this reason:
Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only; it is prohibited in all other areas, including but not limited to, GMS buildings, car parks, company vehicles, vessels decks and cabins.
The GMS smoking policy applies to all employees, contractors and visitors, both offshore on all GMS vessels and onshore in all GMS locations
Any employee found to be in breach of this Policy will be subject to the company’s disciplinary process, while contractors or visitors may be removed from site.
GMS A2 Zero is a journey through which we are seeking to instill the belief that everything we do can be done without injuring anyone or damaging the environment. As a growing organization operating in challenging and inherently hazardous environments, we recognize that to achieve this aim we need to continue driving performance, developing the leadership skills of our staff and improving our systems and processes. As part of this and in support of our value of excellence we have identified and developed Life Saving Rules:
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