MAKING THE ISM CODE WORK FOR YOU

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MAKING THE ISM CODE WORK FOR YOU

Code No: 737

Video Running Time: 25 minutes

CBT VIDEO BOOK

The ISM Code has applied to passenger vessels, tankers, and bulk carriers since July 1998. Since then many in the shipping industry have asked the question "Is the ISM Code working?" - with no clear answer, particularly as casualties continue to occur. With the extension of the ISM Code to other vessel types by July 2002, it is pertinent to examine what is needed to ensure that the Code does work. This is not only to assist those operators to whom it will apply for the first time, but also those for whom the Code is already a regular part of their operations.

It is essential that the practical application of the Code is not seen to be simply an administrative chore. Are hazardous occurrences and non conformities within the Ship's Safety Management System being reported? If they are not, is it because of fear about the potential repercussions? Whilst such concern is understandable in the litigious climate in which the shipping industry operates, it is vitally important that hazardous occurrences and non conformities are reported and properly investigated. Only if this is done will it be possible to tackle the underlying cause such that safety is positively improved.

This package, consisting of a video and workbook or a CD-ROM, is directed principally at shore and shipboard personnel down to junior officer level. The programme is designed to emphasise the importance of the ISM Code in the safe and economic operation of ships, including pollution prevention and environmental protection. It shows how it can be used to form the basis of an effective Safety Management System. It highlights the need for everyone involved, on the ship and the shore, to take active responsibility for safety on an on-going basis and demonstrates the approach that is needed to achieve this.

The programme also covers what needs to be done when problems arise.

Produced in Association with:

STEAMSHIP MUTUALSTEAMSHIP MUTUAL UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION (BERMUDA)