Port Safety, Health and Environmental Management System (PSHEMS) development and implementation guideline

Author(s): 
Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of Asia (PEMSEA)
Year: 
2012
Location: 
Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia
Type of Resource: 
Guides and Manuals

The purpose of the Port Safety, Health and Environmental Management System (PSHEMS) is to provide a mechanism for implementing the PSHEM Code. It provides Port Authorities and Operators, who have decided to voluntarily apply the PSHEM Code, with a tool that enables them to assess and improve their operational procedures consistent with relevant and applicable international and national regulations, guidelines and standards. Development and implementation of the PSHEMS should also result in the achievement of the objectives of the PSHEM Code, including continual improvement of port operations with respect to safety, health and environment protection, over time. The essential components of the PSHEMS covers the International Standards Organization’s (ISO) 9001 standard on Quality Management Systems (QMS) and the ISO 14001 standard on Environmental Management Systems (EMS), as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 standard on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.