ISTC Policy Statements

Policy Statements


The policy states that the Managing Director of ISTC Malta, on behalf of the shareholders, will manage the organisation and will integrate Health, Safety, Environment and Quality issues into the company business plan at all times.

To ensure compliance with all approval body criteria and the terms & conditions of the contractual agreements, the Managing Director and Company Directors are committed to promoting, maintaining and implementing all standards for all training and assessment, with the highest levels of safety maintained throughout. A copy of this policy is readily available to the public via the ISTC company website.

The objectives of the HSEQ policy statement are:
1. To reduce the hazards and risks to course learners, employees and visitors to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP)
2. To protect the environment according to the Maltese environmental law.
3. To improve the quality of this organisation’s services at every opportunity.
4. To continuously improve this organisation to satisfy customer demands, in line with international, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Industrial and maritime standards.

To achieve these objectives the managing director will promote feedback from course participants, employees and visitors regarding Health, Safety, Environment quality and training issues by:
1. Summarising and responding to the course evaluation forms.
2. Ensuring the reporting of all accidents and incidents.
3. Investigating accidents and incidents to prevent re-occurrence.
4. To continually update, review and evaluate the quality management system.

ISTC will aim for the highest HSEQ performance and will comply with all relevant legislation. The Managing Director of ISTC will ensure that in all activities the following is adhered to:

1. All persons will have responsibility for Health, Safety, Environment and Quality together with its implementation into the ISTC Management Systems.
2. All persons will STOP activities if they cannot be carried out in a SAFE manner.
3. All persons will report any dangerous occurrence or non-conformance immediately.


The ISTC recognises its responsibility to participate fully in international, national and local schemes that relate to Aviation, Oil and Gas, Industrial and maritime education and training and the competence of seafarers as well as to educational initiatives and developing methods of learning and accreditation. To this end the Centre lays down these standards for the content and delivery of training services and training courses.

The Quality Manual and its associated procedures define, establish and document systems and methods to implement and maintain objective evidence that all activities ensure that training of the required standard is provided to a set quality. The quality management procedures are mandatory for all personnel.

The Centre’s administration ensures that the Training Quality Policy is properly communicated to all members of Staff and subcontractors, and that all personnel are aware that the documentation has been developed, and that the Quality System applies to their work.

The Centre is conscious of its responsibility to deliver to students, training which conforms to specification. To this end, all training procedures and courses are monitored and assessed to ensure that they conform to specification.

ISTC recognises its responsibility to provide education and training to competitively meet the current and future needs of the marine and offshore industry.

ISTC Legal Information

The registration number of our organisation:    C26022
VAT Number:                                                          MT15738436


Our policy serves four purposes:

• It is an expression of what we believe

• It reminds us of our legal obligations

• It supports how we will provide our services

• It outlines how we will employ and train our staff

The Managing Director has overall responsibility for ensuring that this procedure is carried out. The Managing Director can delegate this task to the Operations Manager who may instruct a suitable member of the Admin Staff to gather any relevant information, as may fall from this procedure.
Decision making:
ISTC’s decision making processes will be open and transparent and we will consult with the public and our staff in order to deliver services that are accessible and able to respond to changing needs and circumstances.

ISTC is committed to:

  • Monitoring and evaluating policies, procedures and practices in relation to service   delivery and employment.
  • Ensuring equality and diversity is mainstreamed into all our decision-making processes through our performance management framework
  • Designing our services to take account of the differing needs of all of our communities
  • Ensuring that our staff understand their responsibility to treat others with respect
  • Ensuring that our managers take responsibility for upholding our values and delivering our equality objectives
  • Treating seriously and taking appropriate action against behaviour that is deliberately contrary to our principle of valuing diversity.

Our beliefs:

  • We believe in promoting equality
  • We believe that every individual from every community is entitled to a good service
  • We believe everyone should be treated with respect and dignity
  • We believe that unlawful discrimination, harassment, and victimisation should be eradicated
  • We believe local services should meet the needs of local people
  • We believe in following the law
  • The law requires us to provide equal access to our services and equal opportunities for   employment
  • The law places on us a corporate responsibility to promote equality
  • The law also places an individual responsibility, on each and every one of us, not to discriminate
  • The law requires us to respect an individual’s human rights.


When working in partnerships:

  • ISTC will work in partnership with other statutory, private and third sector


  • ISTC will make sure that all partnership arrangements are based on

the principles of equality and diversity

  • ISTC recognises the role trade unions play in promoting equality of opportunity
  • We believe that through working in partnership, we will successfully deliver improved access to our services and wider employment opportunities.