15.01.2021

Objectives & Targets process at Black Sea Terminal

The Objectives & Targets (OT) process was established in order to maintain and continuously improve Black Sea Terminal’s (BST) management system and performance (improving its suitability, adequacy and effectiveness). The OT process at BST is a vital part of BST’s Integrated Management System. At the beginning of each year, all the departments at BST are tasked with preparing the OT document and sending it for further approval by the company’s top management.

The 2021 Objectives & Targets are being prepared in clearly expressed, simplified and measurable fashion, and in a way that is consistent with the Health, Safety and Environment and Quality Policies and must be:

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11.01.2021

Improving the HSE System at BST

The HSE Policy of Black Sea Terminal (BST) aims to achieve 0 (zero) Lost Time Injury (LTI) and to do no harm to the environment. BST closed 2020 with a zero rate of LTI. This is a remarkable achievement, particularly considering the safety challenges of the terminal.

 

Safety is a core priority at BST. By creating a safe environment, and implementing the best safety practices for all daily activities, the company is committed to maintaining a safe workplace for its employees, contractors and visitors. Setting an ongoing target of zero LTI is a clear indication of its aim to keep all employees safe, and achieving it is a huge credit to the sizeable team at BST. 

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05.01.2021

Electrician Re-certification

Electricians are a very important aspect to the company’s operation. As such, their continuous certification, re-certification and competency assessment is considered to be of the utmost importance at Black Sea Terminal.

 

Previously, BST electricians have been certified after regular classroom refreshment training and assessment. However, during the pandemic, they are working remotely in accordance with government regulations. Thus, their remote recertification was conducted online and in coordination with Technical University.

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31.12.2020

Happy 2021!

2020 has come to end. It was another important year for each and every person employed at Black Sea Terminal (BST). The results achieved during this period give us reason to be proud: the company has successfully achieved its goals and objectives and has utilized its opportunity to cooperate with international customers and fulfill all required services.

 

Additionally, the contribution Black Sea Terminal has made to the country's economy is especially important. BST takes pride in the outstanding support it has provided towards the development of sports and culture

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29.12.2020

Corporate Social Responsibility at Black Sea Terminal

Black Sea Terminal (BST), which deals in the business of oil and oil products, places a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility issues.

 

Within the framework of social responsibility, BST carried out several charitable actions during December 2020. The company provided financial assistance to a nursing home and helped them solve a specific problem, which in turn allowed the nursing home administration offer a higher level of patient care to residents. In addition, BST employees donated books, various gifts, sweets and food products to the 

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22.12.2020

HSE Induction at BST

HSE induction is being conducted to welcome new employees, contractors, visitors and guests to the company to help make them more aware of issue related to health, safety and the environmental rules that are in place at Black Sea Terminal (BST).  Inductions are a great way to provide employees, contractors, visitors and guests with site-specific health and safety rules and requirements, and any particular hazards they need to be aware of. Inductions serve as a starting point for an organization to introduce a culture of safety.

 

HSE induction is important for:

 

  • Promoting a safe working environment for all employees, contractors and visitors
  • Helping persons understand the values and behaviors of the workplace culture

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15.12.2020

Yearly assessment of Emergency Response Team members

The professional skills, competence, and knowledge of Black Sea Terminal’s ERT team members are fundamental to responding to potential emergency situations. In this regard, daily classes on fire tactics and fire rescue training are being conducted.

 

Trainings are conducted according to the approved annual program of professional training of personnel, consisting of theoretical and practical modules. The acquired skills are worked out by participating in fire-tactical exercises and drills. To determine the level of training at the end of the year, a practical and theoretical examination is taken by all personnel, which are taken into account when certifying employees.

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09.12.2020

Steam boiler operators’ competency check

Steam boiler operators are an integral part of the Black Sea Terminal. As such, it is a necessary to check their efficiency and compliance periodically to ensure a safe and efficient operating environment at the terminal. And while the world is going through a difficult pandemic, Black Sea Terminal continues to meet the certification needs of its employees and thus fulfill organizational goals and objectives. 

 

Despite the pandemic, the recertification and assessment process for the steam boiler operators was conducted in remotely.

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27.11.2020

ZERO FAILURES – Maintenance Strategy

Black Sea Terminal’s (BST) embraces a “zero failure” maintenance strategy. To support this strategy, technologically advanced equipment and devices have been installed and successfully used as part of the terminal’s maintenance processes.

 

Dedicated management, step-by-step equipment inspection, maintenance, and highly qualified personnel, ensure the prevention of equipment failure. This helps reveal any issues with equipment to eliminate the problem at an early stage. The Maintenance Department maintains a high standard of equipment health and performance for the entire period of terminal operations, where meticulous preventive maintenance work plays a key role in increasing asset reliability and availability.

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23.11.2020

Fire Drills

A fire drill is a method of practicing how employees would be evacuated in the event of a fire or any other emergencies. Fire Drills are an important part of Black Sea Terminal’s (BST) safety procedures for a number of reasons: they ensure that staff or any visitors to BST premises understand what they need to do if there is a fire; they test how effective the company’s evacuation response plan is and help to make improvements to any aspects which prove to be ineffective. Fire drills also help prepare employees to respond quickly, calmly, and safely.

 

Yearly fire drill plans are being prepared by BST management and are being implemented on regular (weekly) basis.

 

Fire drill reports are prepared following each drill and contain the following details:

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