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North Star is fully committed to best practice in QHSE and we place safety as the highest priority in all our business operations.

Safety is our priority

We recognise that we will only reach our goals through continual improvement and firm application of our integrated Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental management system, in a manner that protects the health and safety of our people while having minimal impact upon the environment.


North Star Shipping is fully certified to ISO 9001:2008 to ensure that our operations are of the highest standard.  


We are committed to ensuring we have a healthy workforce, physically and mentally ready for the job. All of our vessels are alcohol free and we have a smoking policy ensuring that nobody is exposed to passive smoking. We also offer fitness equipment onboard our vessels to encourage a healthy working environment. We comply with ILO 178 to guarantee we meet the international standards for working and living conditions onboard a vessel. 


We are committed to maintaining a safety process which actively involves all employees in identifying, preventing and correcting workplace safety issues to reduce accidents and injuries. We operate in full compliance with the ISM (International Safe Management) Code and the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code). As members of ERRVA - Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel Association and the Marine Safety Forum we are also actively involved in industry wide safety issues. 


All North Star Shipping vessels are accredited to ISO 14001: 2004 to ensure a high standard of environmental protection in our business operations.

FPAL Verify Certified:

We are fully verified as a supplier with First Point Assessment Limited (FPAL) and our FPAL number is 10040315.


North Star Shipping has been awarded the British Safety Council award for the last 14 consecutive years and is a proud recipient of the Offshore Achievement Award for Safety. We also received the Silver Award for the NHS Healthy Working Lives Programme for our onshore staff and we are aiming to achieve this award with our vessels.