Why Choose this Training Course

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 for 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 on board Vessels and Offshore Installations. By attending this intensive 5 Day 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.

This training course will highlight:

  • The reasons and background of the implementation of the ISM Code
  • The governing principles of the ISM Code
  • The Companies responsibilities
  • The Role of the Designated Person Ashore (DPA)
  • ISM compliance, internal audits and the system of external verification
  • Safety Management Systems - Hazard identification and Risk assessments methodologies -and their role in the ISM Code

What are the Goals?

The main objective is to ensure that the ISM Code is well understood in its principle, which envisages a self-regulated Safety Management System developed by the Company. This objective can be fulfilled only with a participatory approach, and this topical element of the Code will be thoroughly discussed.

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the context of maritime safety in general and of 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

Who is this Training Course for?

This intensive  training course will be of benefit to those who are involved with Maritime Safety and Regulatory Compliance, both ashore and afloat. In addition, it will raise the awareness for those personnel who have been allocated potential or specific tasks in a Safety Management Systems.

This  training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

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

Shipping Companies must comply with ISM Code, by sending employees to attend this training Course the Management will:

  • Ensure Compliance
  • Enable the Company to obtain the Document of Compliance
  • Enable Vessels to obtain the Safety Management Certificate
  • Ensure that the Roles and Responsibilities are well understood
  • Highlight the Roles of the DPA and Masters
  • Avoid Non-Conformities to the Code
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