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Hazardous Waste Management

Hazardous Waste Management

Under Preparedness, following procedures are adopted by Shree Ram Group »  Identifying and grading risks based on the assessment study

»  Identifying, grading and marking of risk prone zones, decks and areas

»  Establishing checklists and procedures for safe removal, handling, transport, treatment and disposal of various hazardous materials, wastes, substances

»  Procedures and check lists for cleaning of tanks

»  Checklists for entry, operation and exit of employees in risk zones

»  Selection of employees and forming of teams for various tasks

Under Response, following procedures and methods adopted by Shree Ram Group. »  Formation of internal audit team (specific to ship and reporting to Technical Director of the company) and assign them the responsibility of ensuring entire dismantling as per dismantling plan. The team comprises of experienced and qualified professional at various levels.

»  Monitoring, measurement in various zones and areas

»  Removal, handling, storage, transport, treatment and disposal of harmful materials as per set procedures.

»  Reviewing dismantling plan against actual execution w.r.t. resource utilization, competence of employees, risk levels, time requirements and make changes and modifications, wherever required.

»  Tracking the health of employees through routine medical check ups and maintaining track records

The management has taken proactive steps for protecting the health of employees from handling of Asbestos. The technical team of the company along with M/s GEPIL (Gujarat Enviro Protection and Infrastructure Limited); an experienced and reputed front line Environment Infrastructure Company of India has undergone detailed training in France on Safe Removal of Asbestos from ships as per French/European regulations. The company has also entered into long term agreement with GEPIL for Detailed Assessment, safe removal and management of Asbestos Containing Materials for special concern ships. The company has also having a permanent agreement with GEPIL for all kind of issues related to Environment, Health and Safety for all types of ships dismantled at group companies of M/s Shree Ram Group.

The complete set up i.e. Enclosure systems, storage systems for Safe Removal of Asbestos has been set up on the yards and the equipments, instruments and trained work force have been in place for erection, commissioning and decommissioning of enclosures on board of ships. 

Qualification, training and skills testing for workers of Shree Ram Group

      Workers are assigned and only perform work for which they have the required level of skills, knowledge and training. all workers, including contractors and their workers, and casual workers, day labour and migrant workers, are:

(a) Sufficiently educated and trained in the tasks they are assigned to and possess the relevant skills certificates;

(b) Suitably instructed in the hazards connected with their work and environment, as well as trained in the precautions necessary to avoid accidents and injuries to health;

(c) Made aware of the relevant laws, regulations, requirements, codes of practice, instructions and advice relating to prevention of accidents and diseases;

(d) Informed of their individual and collective responsibility for safety and health;

(e) Sufficiently instructed in the correct use and effects of PPE and its appropriate care, and have training made available to them, as appropriate.

The required level of skill and knowledge are defined and objectively assessed through skills testing leading to certification by an authorized body recognized by the competent authority. This procedure is integrated with formal training or conducted at the work site.