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International Safety Management (ISM) Code Familiarization For Maritime And Offshore Oil And Gas Professionals



The International Maritime Organization (IMO), introduced the ISM Code to the industry in 1998, it is now mandatory for a wider range of cargo ships and mobile offshore drilling units (MODU’s), and it is seen as a major instrument to safeguard seafarers from workplace hazards. Past maritime major incidents were a terrible warning bell that highlighted the importance of a Safety Management System onboard Vessels and Offshore Installations. By attending this training, the participants will develop a key understanding of the mandatory ISM Code, the very regulation which is impossible to ignore in today’s highly regulated industry

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the context of maritime safety in general and the ISM in particular
  • Understand the impact of this globally applicable legislation in the maritime industry
  • Comprehend the effectiveness of the ISM Code and its latest revisions
  • Understand the accountability that the ISM Code has placed on the Companies
  • Understand the three central elements: risk assessment, incident reporting, and audit and review

Targeted Audience:

  • Nautical Officers
  • Engineers
  • Superintendents
  • Vessel Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • Shipping Companies (Management, Inspectors, Quality and Regulatory Compliance)

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: The Background to the International Safety Management Code:

  • Historical context of maritime safety
  • Where did the ISM Code come from
  • The ISM Code within maritime legislation – Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Legal and insurance issues

Unit 2: The Aims, Structure, and Content of the ISM Code:

  • The ISM Code in full
  • Preamble
  • Part A – Implementation
  • Part B – Certification and Verification
  • Certificates - Document of Compliance (DOC) & Safety Management Certificate (SMC)
  • The road from starting to full term certification

Unit 3: Company Responsibilities, Authority, and Obligations:

  • Company responsibilities
  • The Safety Management System (SMS)
  • The Role of the Designated Person Ashore (DPA)
  • Responsibility, authority, accountability of the DPA
  • Master’s responsibility and authority

Unit 4: Operational Safety Management – Shipboard Operations:

  • Functional requirements of an SMS
  • Basis of an effective Management System
  • Key component and role of an SMS
  • Reports and analysis of non-conformities, accidents and hazardous occurrences
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Drills and Exercises

Unit 5: Risk Assessment and Management:

  • Incident investigation, event and causal factor
  • Hazard identification techniques
  • Risk assessment – qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Risk reduction
  • Safety Culture
  • Internal audits and effective communication

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