QUALITY, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (QHSE)
The first certificate of conformity to the requirements of the international quality standard ISO 9001 was issued to the Port in 2002 by the Transnational technical society Bureau Veritas Quality International (London) – the world’s leader in the sphere of certification, that confirmed that the Batumi Sea Port Limited had become the first among all the ports in the post-soviet states and on the Black Sea to be awarded with such a certificate.
Environmental Management System was developed and implemented in 2009 which was certified according to the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001:2004 by the independent certification body Bureau Veritas Certification as well as an integrated quality & environmental management system was created.
In 2013 certification body Bureau Veritas Certification conducted an independent audit of the Occupational Health & Safety Management System of the Port, and as a result of the audit a decision was made to issue a new certificate of compliance to the requirements of the international standard OHSAS 18001:2007.
Integrated Management System’s scope of certification is "Safe mooring of vessels at berth, safe shipment/unshipping of various cargoes and service of vessels”.
Conformance of Quality, Occupational Health & Safety & Environmental Management System to the requirements of the international standards as well as its continual improvement is annually confirmed by Bureau Veritas Certification as a result of the supervisory audits.
The certified management system enables us to solve the complicated technical and organizational tasks, drives our business controls, provides us with a competitive advantage on the international level and is a guarantee of the quality of our services. Regular self-assessments and audits ensure our controls and standards are implemented by every operating unit.
Quality, Occupational Health & Safety & Environmental Policy has been developed within the integrated management system with its strategic line to be the continual improvement of the quality of the services to satisfy the requirements of the clients while mitigating adverse environmental impacts of the Port operations, preventing of pollution, injuries and ill health of the personnel of the Port and contractors.
||On 1, June, 2004 the requirements of International Code for Security of Ships and of Port Facility came into force. This new requirements form the International structure, by means of which ships and port facilities can cooperate with the purpose of detection and prevent of the facts, menacing to security in the sector of Maritime Transport.
According to these requirements, in Batumi Sea Port Limited the position of Security Officer, responsible for observance of all operating rules and position in port regime territory, coordinating cooperation of corresponding services on a safety mooring in Batumi Sea Port and protection of objects in its territory, was created.
This post simultaneously is a connecting point between port administration and governmental structures, responsible for security.Information, concerning appointed Security Officer is directed to International Maritime Organization - IMO with full identification data and ways of contact with them for inclusion in the International Guide of Ports.
According to requirements of International Convention, the Security Officer of Port has round-the-clock readiness for reception of the required notification - Vessel-berth, by inquiries of companies and vessels, directed to Batumi Sea Port, immediately giving the necessary information of port security levels, gives recommendations regarding security.
Every vessel, which is under requirement of International Code, on arrival in Port of Batumi is subject to Security Officer's control regarding the valid International Ship Security Certificate and also compliance with safety and security requirements under the Code.
In June, 2004 Batumi Sea Port received the Certificate of Conformity with requirements of the International Code for Security of Ships and Port Facilities.
||On June 2010 the Batumi Sea Port got new safety and security certificate.
In February 2015 Batumi Sea Port received a new certificate of compliance with the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities, which is valid for 5 years