Safety Management Responsibilities of Chief Officer
|Member of the safety management team, member of Safety, Health and Environmental Committee and belongs to management level.|
|Supervises||:||Operation level Officers, junior operation level personnel and support level ratings connected to the deck department or deck operations.|
|Responsibilities||:||The Chief Officer is the principal executive officer in-charge of the deck department and is the designated officer in charge in the absence of the Master.|
The safety management responsibilities of Chief Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Familiarize himself with the procedures of safety management system and comply with same.
- Administration, supervision and delegation of duties to the operation level officers and support level ratings connected to the deck department.
- Maintenance and supervision of safe working practices during deck operations.
- Understanding of the Safety, Occupational Health & Environment Protection Policy of the Company and enforcement of same on board the vessel.
- Indenting and safe keeping of all deck stores, equipment and spares.
- Monitor the requirement of fresh water for the vessel.
- Testing and thorough examination of cargo gear and deck lifting appliances.
- Preparing of work specifications for repairs and dry docking and supervision of repairs.
- Preparation of holds/cargo tanks for loading cargo.
- Prepare cargo loading and unloading plan.
- Ensure safe ballasting/de ballasting operations
- Maintenance of all LSA and FFA.
- Maintenance of hull and deck equipments.
- Prepare vessel for classification and statutory surveys.
- Watch keeping duties at sea and at anchor. In-charge of cargo operations in port.
- Maintenance of hygiene, housekeeping and sanitation on board the vessel.
- Calculation and monitoring of stability, stress and trim of vessel during loading, de ballasting operation and on voyage.
- Ensure testing of controls for navigation and communication means before departure port.
- Ensure compliance of arrival and departure checks for cargo handling/equipments and other machineries as per the recommended procedures of the SMS.
- Safe stowage and Loading of cargo, safety and security of cargo on board.
- Sounding of all holds, bilges and tanks every morning and evening.
- Acting as Spill Coordinator under SOPEP, upkeep and maintenance of SOPEP equipment.
- Plan and prepare all cargo holds, deck cranes, hatch covers, pipe lines, valves and other cargo equipment for safe cargo operations.
- Complying with Master’s Standing and Night Orders.
- Compliance with applicable port, terminal and dock safety regulations.
- Compliance with the company’s documented safety and security procedures.
- Carry out emergency duties as per emergency response procedures.
- Carrying out the task of a Safety Officer for the Deck and Saloon Department.
- Preparing reports and returns as per Company’s procedure and maintenance of records.
- Appraisal of deck Officers and crew members.
- To comply with applicable rules of STCW Convention.
- To prepare handing over notes along with handing over report while signing off the vessel.
- Carry out risk assessment in compliance with SMS.
- To acquaint himself and prepare for the rank above.
Has the authority to identify and report non-conformities and near misses/hazardous occurrences and as per procedures defined within this Safety Management System.