ISM CodeISM CodeWhat is the ISM Code?What is the ISM Code?June ShweJune Shwe
Safety ManagementSafety ManagementObjectivesObjectives(A) Safety management objectives of the Companyshould:1)Provide for safe practices in ship operation and asafe working environment;2)Assess all identified risks to its ships, personnel andthe environment and establish appropriatesafeguards; and3)Continuously improve safety management skills ofpersonnel ashore and aboard ships, includingpreparing for emergencies related both to safety andenvironmental protection.
Objectives of the CodeObjectives of the Code(B) The objectives of the Code are:￭to ensure safety at sea,￭prevention of human injury or loss of life, and￭avoidance of damage to the environment,￭in particular to the marine environment and toproperty.
Designated PersonDesignated Person(C) The designated person should verify and monitor allsafety and pollution prevention activities in the operationof each ship. This monitoring should include, at least,the following internal processes:.1 communication and implementation of the safetyand environmental protection policy;.2 evaluation and review of the effectiveness of thesafety management system;.3 reporting and analysis of non-conformities,accidents and hazardous occurrences;.4 organizing and monitoring of internal audits;.5 appropriate revisions to the SMS; and.6 ensuring that adequate resources and shorebased support are provided.
Safely Management CertificateSafely Management Certificate (D) Safely Management Certificate means:a document issued to a ship which signifies thatthe Company and its shipboard managementoperate in accordance with the approved safetymanagement system. Document of Compliance means: a documentissued to a Company which complies with therequirements of this Code.
Non-conformityNon-conformity(E) Non-conformity means: an observed situationwhere objective evidence indicates thenon-fulfilment of a specified requirement.
Major non-conformityMajor non-conformity(F) Major non-conformity means:� an identifiable deviationthat poses a serious threat tothe safety of personnel or the ship or� a serious risk to the environmentthat requires immediate corrective action or� the lack of effective and systematicimplementation of a requirement of thisCode.
ObservationObservation(G) Observation means:a statement of fact made during a safetymanagement audit and substantiated by objectiveevidence.