Embracing best practices

Smit Lamnalco works in accordance with the highest standards of SHE-Q. We comply with all the industry’s requirements and policies on Safety, Health, Environment and Quality.

Our many years of operational experience have led to the creation of optimised processes and procedures, resulting in an integrated management system with full ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental, and Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 Certification across our entire company.


In order to embrace ‘best practice’ in the offshore industry, we have created a company-specific safety management system. Smit Lamnalco’s Integrated Management System (SLIMS) is based on OCIMF’s Offshore Vessel Management and Self-Assessment (OVMSA) Guidelines, and stands as one the earliest adoptions of these guidelines in the offshore marine terminal industry. Every Smit Lamnalco employee and contractor is required to comply with these best practices.

Monitor, develop and improve

SHE-Q professionals are an inextricable part of our organisation, both at corporate and operational level. In order to ensure we meet and exceed our clients’ expectations, we have regional or contract level SHE-Q managers and officers who continually monitor, develop and improve our policies, systems and processes.

Bridging plan

To ensure SLIMS aligns with our customers’ own systems, prior to the commencement of every major contract, we undertake a gap-analysis and create a bridging plan to incorporate any specific requirements resulting from the client’s HSE Plans into site-specific versions of our SHE-Q system.

Engaged in industry forums

Smit Lamnalco is well represented and active within the industry, always striving to improve its own safety performance and processes by being engaged in various industry forums, such as the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO), the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), as well as the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and several regional maritime organisations.