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Understanding ISM


Since the ISM Code became mandatory, both shipping companies and ships are required to have in place an audited Safety Management System (SMS).

The course deals with the requirements of the ISM Code and how to implement and maintain an effective SMS.

During this course the background and the underlying philosophy of the Code as well as the obligations and responsibilities of the different parties involved are explained. The various elements of the code are presented, as well as any important amendments.

Advice on risk management and the operation of a safety culture are provided. The requirements for internal audits and the system of external verification are outlined and case studies are used as a basis for discussions on problem areas.

Participants will gain basic but comprehensive knowledge on the ISM Code and understand the principles and functional requirements of a related Safety Management System (SMS).

This course is a good preparation for those who will later assume the role of an internal auditor.

Emphasis will be given on:

  • Background and the vision of the ISM Code 
  • Introduction to the 16 elements of the ISM Code 
  • Functional requirements for a SMS 
  • Understanding the system of internal and external verification 
  • Interpretations and requirements of major flag States

Entry Requirements:        Basic Maritime knowledge

Duration:        1 day

Who should attend:    Shipping Companies: nautical officers, engineers, ratings, assistants (management, inspection, quality/ISM), internal auditors

Date:13 May 2021
Location:Live Virtual Classroom (link to be provided)
Time Schedule:09:30hrs – 17:30hrs
Trainer:Mr. Alexandros Michelis, Hellenic Naval Academy Engineer, DNV’s Maritime Academy Trainer
Course Fee:EURO 400/delegate (plus VAT)
Enrolment Deadline:May 6th

Equipment required: This course will be conducted online, therefore an internet connection is required. Interaction between the trainer and participants will still be encouraged. 

Make sure you connect through a PC or laptop with sufficient screen size. A connected camera, microphone, or audio headset during the course will enhance the quality of training.

To enroll in this course, please visit online our New Training Portal.

From the DNV GL Maritime Academy web page you will enter seamlessly into the portal either:

– by clicking a specific course or

– by hitting the “Select your country” button. 

Through our training portal you may always keep yourselves updated with the upcoming public courses scheduled from our Academy.

Our updated Maritime Academy Hellas Training Courses Schedule is attached in this message.

Should you require any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

We look forward to welcoming you. 

Best Regards,

Vassilia Dimitrakou

Senior Academy Advisor
Maritime Academy Hellas
Maritime Service Centre & Advisory

DNV HELLAS Single Member S.A.
Landline +30 210 4100200 

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