SMALL VESSEL SAFETY MANAGEMENT

ďM.V. SAFETY FIRSTĒ

The Organization, Policies and Procedures described are fictitious, not complete and are as example only for small vessels.

 

Implementation date_______________ ††††††Review date___________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

††† This Safety Management Systems Manual and supporting documents reflect a commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace and encouraging pollution-free practices, in compliance with current legislation.

 

 

 

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All subsequent reference to the Company in this manual applies to the management organisation of the ship named above.


1.Information

Summary of ship & company

Emergency numbers

 

2. Safety and environmental protection policy.

Safety of personnel (WH&S Policy)

Drug & Alcohol Policy

Protection of the environment

 

3. Responsibilities and authorities

Manpower structure

Job Descriptions

 

4. Designated safety persons

Safety Officer (designated person ashore)

 

5. The Masters responsibility and authority

Masterís Duties

 

6. Resources and personnel

Staff Qualifications

Staff induction

Training

 

7 Safe Operations

List of procedures

 

8. Emergencies

Musters and drills

List of procedures

9. Reports and analysis of non conformities accidents and hazardous occurrences

Policy

First aid

Workers compensation

Rehabilitation policy

 

10. Maintenance

Schedules

 

11. Documentation

List of forms

 

12. Verification review and evaluation

Policy

Audit documentation

Risk management


1. Information

 

†††††† Summary of Ship and Company information:

VESSEL:

 

Vessel name††††† †††M.V. Safety First †††††††††††††Port of registry ___________________

 

Permit No.††† __________________††††††††††††† Survey class†††††† __________________

 

Length†††††††† ______________Breadth_______________ Max Draft_____________

 

Tonnage†††† _________________________Max Capacity ____________________

 

Propulsion unit_______________________ Generator unit ____________________

 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPANY OPERATIONS:

 

Company name __________________††††† Area of operation __________________

 

Fleet details††† _______________________________________________________

 

Address††††††† _________________________________________________________

 

 

Phone/fax††† ______________________†††† Email ___________________________

 

Manager_________________________†††† Phone __________________________

 

Designated person __________________†† Phone __________________________

 

EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

 

Company (24 hrs) Phone __________________ Radio _______________________

 

Harbour Authority Phone ________________††† Radio ________________________

 

Fire Brigade†††† _________________________†† Police________________________

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


All subsequent reference to the Company in this manual applies to the management organisation of the ship named above.

 


2. Safety and environmental protection policy.

 

The Safety Management objectives of the Company are to:

  • provide for safe practices in vessel operation and a safe working environment.
  • establish safeguards against all identified risks.
  • continuously improve the safety management skills of its personnel.

 

This will be achieved by:

  • ensuring that SMS/WHS procedure is followed and performance is documented.
  • establishing workgroup consultative arrangements to identify potential hazards.
  • promoting safety motivation by training that addresses regulations and guidelines.

 

Safety of personnel (WH&S Policy)

The Company provides equal opportunities for its employees regardless of gender, race or disability. The health and safety of all persons employed and visiting the company are of the utmost importance. The promotion and maintenance of systems to maintain a safe and pollution-free operating practices is primarily the responsibility of management in consultation with the designated person (safety officer). The Operational and Emergency procedures in the SMS are developed using risk management strategies and are continually reviewed for currency to ensure safety in the workplace.

 

The employer has a duty of care to ensure that:

  • The workplace is safe and adequately signed
  • Equipment is in a safe condition.
  • Protective clothing is available.
  • The workforce is properly trained.
  • A risk analysis and monitoring is taking place.

 

The employee has a duty of care to ensure that:

  • Fellow workers are not placed at risk.
  • Safety equipment is used as required.
  • Safety equipment and strategies are not abused.

 

Drug & Alcohol Policy

It is not acceptable for any staff member to be under the influence of alcohol, or non medication drugs during any working shift day or night. Any staff member found under the influence of either alcohol or non medication drugs would not be fit or permitted to work and will be placed on a warning by the Manager. If a second warning has to be placed counselling would be offered for their problem. If this behaviour continued the Manager has the right under the WHS Acts to dismiss the employee to stop any endangerment to passengers or other staff members. In the case of suspected drug/alcohol use the Company will operate random testing with the cooperation and consent of the workforce. Any medication that is prescribed by a doctor is acceptable, but if the medication states that it causes drowsiness or do not drive, it is required that the employee has time off from transport safety work (as described by the act- internet link) whilst on the medication. It is prohibited to supply passengers with Panadol, Aspirin or any other painkiller related drug at any time.


Protection of the environment

The Operational and Emergency procedures in the SMS are developed using risk management strategies and are continually reviewed for currency to ensure environmental protection.

 

3. Responsibilities an authorities

 

Manpower structure:

Contractors and Sub‑Contractors engaged to perform work on the organisation's premises or locations are required, as part of their contract, to comply with the OHS policies of the Company.


Persons must not:

  • Interfere with or misuse WHS equipment or signage.
  • Obstruct attempts to prevent risk to the health and safety of a person at work.
  • Refuse a reasonable request to assist in giving aid.
  • Disrupt a workplace by creating health or safety fears.

 

List of Job descriptions:

 

The size of the Company is such that some employees are required to perform several duties. In this case the employees have been given multiple job descriptions as is appropriate to their multiple duties.

 

Job description Bar Person

Job description Bookkeeper

Job description Caterer

Job description Cleaner

Job description Chef

Job description Contractors

Job description Customer service

Job description Deckhand

Job description Designated person†††

Job description Engineer

Job description Entertainer

Job description Fleet Manager

Job description Legal officer

Job description Manager

Job description Master

Job description Promotions officer

Job description Safety officer

Job description Secretary

Job description Security officer

Job description Ships Carpenter

Job description Trainee

Job description Watchkeeper

Job description Wharf hands

 

 

4. Designated person (Safety Officer)

The Company has appointed a Designated Person/s ashore with the responsibility for monitoring the safe operation of the vessel. He/she has direct access to the top management of the Company and sufficient resources and authority to carry out his/her duties.

 

Designated Person/s ashore name††††††††††††††† ___________________________________________

 

Designated Person/s ashore contact detail†† ___________________________________________


Duties:

Safety Officer (Designated Person Ashore)

The position is the companyís Designated Person. He or she reports to the highest person in the organization on matters which require the attention of the highest level of management.

 

  • monitoring the SMS and reporting when remediation or change is needed.
  • monitoring the safety andpollution prevention aspects of each vessel in the fleet;
  • ensuring that adequate resources applied when required;
  • training and appointing internal auditors;
  • liaising with external auditors to schedule annual audits;
  • taking into consideration all mandatory regulations, codes and guidelines.

 

 

5. Masterís responsibility and authority.

 

The master has complete authority and responsibility for taking all necessary actions in the interests of safety, pollution prevention and the efficient operation of the vessel.

 

He/she may deviate from documented procedures if human life, property or the environments are at risk. He/she may ask the Company for help if he/she deems it necessary. In all matters, which affect or may affect safety of life, property or the environment, the Master shall report directly to the Designated Person.

 

 

Duties:

The Master is responsible for:

  • implementing the safety and environmental-policy;
  • motivating the crew in carrying out the Companyís safety and environmental-protection policy;
  • reviewing safety and pollution prevention activities and reporting defects to the Company;
  • issuing orders in a clear and concise manner;
  • ensuring that matters relating to safe operations and pollution prevention risk are carried out as required;
  • reporting non-conformities, accidents and hazardous occurrences to the office;
  • assigning SMS related duties and responsibilities to all onboard personnel;
  • liaising with the Designated Person in relation to onboard audits;
  • evaluating and reviewing the SMS on board the vessel and reporting any deficiencies to the office.
  • ensuring that data and records relevant to the SMS are available

 

 

 

 

 

6. Resources and personnel

 

Staff Qualifications

The designated person will maintain a staff matrix ensure that the qualification and experience of its employees will meet the current legal requirements and are adequate for the safe operations of the company. See the staff qualifications matrix.

 

 

Staff induction

The Company gives a new master reasonable opportunity to familiarize with the vessel and SMS, and gives them support to enable them to perform their duties safely. Each vessel will be manned, as a minimum, in accordance with survey requirements. The masters and crew will be adequately experienced and qualified. The Company ensures through the policy, checklists and job descriptions that personnel are aware of their individual responsibility for safe vessel operation and overall protection of the environment. Essential instructions described in the Staff induction plan of the SMS are prerequisites for new crew members on work commencement and are are provided to joining crew before sailing. The Company continually identifies training requirements for shore and seagoing personnel in support of the SMS. If a gap in training relating to safety and/or environmental-protection is detected in an employee, he/she will not be assigned any task where the gap in training will put life, property or the marine environment at risk until he/she has received appropriate training.

 

 

Training

 

In the implementation of an effective control plan, the motivation and cooperation of the staff is essential. The Company recognises that while the necessity to monitor and document places a burden on staff, the encouragement of safe attitudes is the foundation of safe practice.

 

Safe attitudes are encouraged within the Company by both the informal participation in safety meetings and briefings, formal participation in musters and drills, review of operational & emergency plans (control) checklists and currency in training. The examples from case studies are discussed to promote safety awareness.

 

 

Training materials


 

 

7. Safe Operational Procedures

 

Operational Procedures

 

Task analysis

The plan

Review due

 

Initial entry

 

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Anchoring††

 

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Bar crossing

 

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Bar and food service hygiene

 

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Bilge pumping

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Boarding /disembarkation

 

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Boom netting

 

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Bridge management

 

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Cargo loading & stowage

 

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Cleaning

 

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Confined spaces

 

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Contractor provided services

 

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Crew briefing

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Diving operations

 

 

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Engineering management

 

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Garbage

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Maintenance

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Manual handling

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Oils

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Passenger briefing

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Refuelling

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Sullage (Sewerage)

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Slipping

 

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Shut down

 

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Staff induction

 

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Survey

 

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Towing

 

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8. Emergency Procedures

 

Musters and drills:

Drills will be as realistic as possible and include both testing and operation of emergency equipment. Vessels with more than four crew will perform musters and drills schedules:

 

 

Emergency Drills†††††† at monthly intervals†††††††††††††††††††† - includes emergency steering.

Abandon ship†††††††††††† at two monthly intervals†††† †††††††††- includes use of lifeboats.

Fire drills††††††††††††††††††† at two/three monthly intervals†††† - includes use of fire hoses.

Collision drills††††††††††† at two/three monthly intervals†††† - includes inflooding controls.

 

Masters of vessels of less than four crew are not required to perform scheduled drills, but will ensure that their crews are practiced in the emergency procedures. Drills are recorded in the log.

 

List of emergency procedures

 

Emergency Procedure

 

Task analysis

The

Plan

Review due

Abandon ship

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Casualty

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Collision

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Excessive list

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Fire

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Fixed fire fighting

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Founder

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Grounding

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Incident

 

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Incident office

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Injury/illness

 

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Machinery failure

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Man overboard

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Rigging failure

 

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Robbery/armed hold up

 

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Spillage

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Steering failure

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Structural failure

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Towing

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Welding (emerg. repair)

 

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9. Reports and analysis of non conformities accidents and hazardous occurrences.

 

All non-conformities, accidents and hazardous occurrences on board are reported through the Master to the Designated person (Safety officer). The Designated person reviews the reports and causes them to be investigated and analyzed with the objective of improving safety and pollution prevention. The Designated person agrees with the Master or appropriate supervisor on the appropriate corrective action and time frame for rectifying the defect. When the agreed time limit has been reached or corrective action taken, whichever occurs earlier, the Designated person checks the corrective action for effectiveness. If the corrective action is satisfactory and further action is not required, the Designated person closes the investigation. If the corrective action is not satisfactory, or if preventive action is required, the investigation is maintained until such time as no further action is required. The results of analyses may be used to:

 

  • initiate general corrective action to other vessels
  • initiate amendments to the SMS to prevent recurrence

 

The Master is responsible for reviewing the vesselís SMS and notifying the Designated person of any discrepancies or deficiencies which may affect safety or anti-pollution capability

 

 

First aid Immediate response - exposure to hazardous substances:

 

Eyes - Hold eyes open and flood with cold water for 15 minutes. Seek Medical Attention immediately.

 

Skin Contact-Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected area thoroughly under cold running water.

 

Inhalation-Remove to fresh air, if person is not breathing, ensure airways are clear and commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Seek Medical Attention immediately.

 

Ingestion and Corrosives-Consult the label and Material Safety Data Sheet; follow health hazard and first aid directions. Seek Medical Attention immediately. DO NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water and Seek Medical Attention Immediately.

 

Spillages-Avoid secondary accidents, if product is flammable extinguish all fire sources.

Consult†† Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for procedure.

View Queensland Health (Internet links)††††††††††††††††† View NSW Health (Internet links)

 

 

 

††††††††††††††††††† Sydney Poisons Emergency Information Centre 131126

 


Workers Compensation

 

Employers Responsibilities

Employers have a wide range of responsibilities under the occupational health and safety and workers compensation legislation. Some of the main obligations include:

  • Provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees and others at the workplace
  • Establish a consultative mechanism to enable employees to contribute to the making of decisions affecting their health, safety and welfare at work
  • Notify WorkCover within 7 days if an injury at your workplace has resulted in a significant injury or fatality.
  • Have a workers compensation insurance policy covering all employees.
  • Display a summary of the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act in the workplace
  • Have a return to work program consistent with their insurer's Injury Management Program
  • Provide suitable duties, where reasonably practicable to do so
  • Comply with an Injury Management Plan written for a worker
  • Not to dismiss a person wholly or mainly because of work related injury within 6 months after the worker becomes unfit for employment

 

After terminating an injured worker due to inability to perform their duties employers must notify the replacement worker of the injured worker's right to apply for reinstatement within 2 years if they become fit for employment within that time.

 

Employees Responsibilities

 

  • Notify the employer of injury as soon as possible
  • Provide specified information to the insurer in relation to the claim
  • Authorise the nominated treating doctor to provide information to develop an Injury Management Plan
  • Make all reasonable efforts to return to work
  • Comply with the provisions of the insurer's Injury Management Plan
  • Notify the employer of any change in their employment status or earnings
  • Attend medical appointments as directed by the employer
  • Not to make a statement in a notice of injury, in a claim or in a medical certificate or other document that relate to a claim or when furnishing information in relation to a claim.

 

Employees Rights

  • Their right of choice of a nominated treating doctor and rehabilitation provider
  • Access to interpreter services where appropriate
  • Their right not to be dismissed with 6 months of an injury, solely or principally due to that injury
  • Their participation in a return to work program, which will not of itself, prejudice an employee in either job security, promotion or workers compensation benefits
  • Their non‑participation in an injury management plan or return to work program which may result in suspension or reduction of weekly benefits.
  • Their nomination of a treating doctor who is willing to participate in the development of, and in the arrangements under an Injury Management Plan.

Rehabilitation Policy

Employers Responsibilities

The Company has a wide range of responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety and Workers Compensation legislation. Part of those responsibilities is to have a rehabilitation program for injured staff. These following points are all related to the rehabilitation process.

 

Injury Management Program

  • Determine who is to be involved in the process.
  • Completing the employer report of injury form.
  • Submitting the insurer the workers claim form, WorkCover medical certificate, witness report and wage details.
  • Contacting the treating doctor to discuss return to work.
  • Identifying suitable duties.
  • Writing up the Return to Work Plan and negotiating with the worker and doctor.
  • Monitoring the return to work and up‑grading duties as required.
  • Engaging or liaising with the Rehabilitation Provider.
  • Maintaining contact with the Insurer and following up payments.
  • Reviewing the progress of the claim to a successful conclusion.

 

Determine the Procedures and Document

  • An injury reporting procedure (to include notification of significant injuries to insurer within 48 hours and to WorkCover within 7 days and links workers compensation claims forms to the procedure where necessary).
  • A return to work program (specify your commitment to injury management and is used to explain the program to all workers).
  • An Injury Management Plan (will be developed by the insurer).
  • A Return to Work Plan (employers are to develop for individual injured workers to help you plan and manage the early return to work of workers on suitable duties.

 

Return to Work Procedures

The following general procedures have been established by the Company to ensure the safe and speedy return to work of injured employees.

 

1.†††††††† When an Injury Occurs:

  • All injuries must be notified and reported on immediately in accordance with the company's Workers Compensation Procedures.
  • The importance of the legal requirements to notify company's workers compensation insurers of the injury within the stated time frames.
  • The Manager will be responsible for coordinating all efforts aimed at assisting the injured worker recover and return to work as quickly and as safely as possible.
  • For all lost time injuries, office Administrator will contact the injured employee within 24 hours of the injured being reported to ensure: that appropriate medical attention is received, that the process of lodging a workers compensation claim is explained and to prepare the injured employee for a safe and timely return to work consistent with medical advice.

 

2.†††††††† Nominating a Treating Doctor:

  • Injured employee MUST nominate a treating doctor

 

3.†††††††† Involving a Rehabilitation Provider:

  • When it becomes evident that an injured employee is not likely to resume their pre-injury duties or cannot do so with out changes to the workplace or the work practices, the Manager will consult their Company's workers compensation insurers, and the workers treating doctor to discuss the need to involve an accredited Rehabilitation Provider to assist develop and monitor the Return to Work Plan.

 

4.†††††††† Finding and Providing Suitable Duties:

  • The Manager in consultation with the treating doctor will ensure that individual return to work strategies is developed for each injured worker.

 

  • This will include the provision of suitable duties for those workers who are partially incapacitated and therefore need to be offered suitable duties as part of their rehabilitation program.

 

  • The company undertakes to ensure that the duties offered to injured employees as part of their Return to Work program will always be meaningful, productive, a safe match with the client's physical and psychological capabilities and consistent with medical advice

 

5.†††††††† Consultation:

  • The Office Administrator will consult with injured worker, doctor, insurer and co-worker regarding the implementation of any arrangements for the return to work of injured employees of the company.

 

6.†††††††† Disputes:

  • The Office Administrator will attempt to resolve any disputes by consulting with employees, the Rehabilitation Provider and the treating doctor. If the dispute cannot be resolved the insurer will be contacted for advice.

 

Endorsement:

These policies and procedures are effective as of the 1 Jan 2005 and may be reviewed and amended by the agreement of the undersigned or their representatives:

 

Signed: †††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Signed:

 

Employer's Representative †††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Employee's Representative

 

Date:†††††††††††††† .....................................................†††††† Date:†† .................................................

 

View the Return to work plan documentation.

 

View the Return to work plan progress review documentation.


 

10. Maintenance

 

The company maintains procedures and instructions to ensure that each vessel and all machinery and equipment on board are maintained in accordance with relevant rules and regulations, companyís requirements and manufacturerís instructions Systems identified for programmed testing include:

 

Schedules:

 

Daily:

Cleaning

Deck rounds

Engineering pre-departures

Navigational, lights and fire watch

View pre-departure checklist

 

Weekly:

Inspection of galley and bar hygiene

Inspection of rope and wire

View maintenance checklist

 

Monthly:

Inspection of emergency steering, survival equipment, fire fighting equipment

Engine service

 

Three monthly:

Survey of emergency steering, survival equipment, fire fighting equipment and pumps

Confined spaces, cofferdams, stores

LPG safety

Vermin inspection and control

Watertight alarms

 

Six monthly:

Bilge system

Certification of wire rope and chain

Electrical safety

Portable fire extinguishers /Fixed fire fighting system

Steering

 

Annual:

 

For full list see:

View record of survey schedule

 

The list is not exhaustive and vesselís personnel are encouraged to suggest to the Designated Person items that they feel should be included in the list.


 

11. Documentation

 

Changes of currency and review are dated in each document. All SMS plans (control checklists) are kept onboard the vessel and ashore. All records are kept for five years.

 

 

 

Ashore in the office, the Designated Person is responsible for issuing and audit of controlled documents of vessels. Obsolete documents are promptly removed to file. The Designated Person reviews all amendments to the SMS prior to issue.

 

 

 

Onboard vessel, the Master is responsible for the issue of controlled documents available at each relevant work station. He/She is also responsible for ensuring that obsolete records are removed to avoid inadvertent use.

 

 

Sample List of forms:

 

Application forms list††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††

 

More Forms


12. Verification review and evaluation

 

The Designated person/Safety Officer has the responsibility for monitoring the safe operations by:

  • monitoring the SMS and reporting the position if remedial action or changes are needed.
  • monitoring the safety and pollution prevention aspects of each vessel in the fleet;
  • ensuring that adequate resources and shore- based support are applied, as required;
  • appointing internal auditors; and train internal auditors;
  • drawing up the yearís audit schedule;
  • liaising with external auditors for office and vessel audits.
  • taking into consideration all mandatory and relevant rules, regulations, codes and guidelines and standards.

 

 

Audit checklists

The Designated person/Safety Officer will monitor the appropriateness, effectiveness and currency of the implemented control plans by the scheduled examination of:

 

         The audit of incident, accident and other ships safety reportage documentation.

         The audit of the vesselís operational & emergency checklists.

         The audit of staff in-service training.

         The audit of the staff qualifications and certification validity.

         The audit of the Vesselís Record book and drills and musters.

         The audit of an independent surveyor. (safe workplace)

         Audit of first aid kit contents.

         Audit of personnel protective equipment.

 

Staff training, inclusion in safety planning and the valuing of safe attitudes are encouraged in order to develop safe procedures in the companyís operations. Sample Audit documentation:

 

Risk management:

It is the policy of the Company to maintain this system to ensure occupational health and safety hazards are identified, recorded, investigated, analysed, corrected (eliminated or controlled) and verified. A review and evaluation process promotes hazard reduction by:

 

1. Identification of all potential hazards.

2.Assessment of the risk posed by each hazard.

3.Elimination or development of a control plan (control checklist).

4.Re-evaluation of the records in order that the plan may be improved.


1. Hazard Identification:

Hazards to persons may be categorized as:

 

Gravitational

Striking hazards

Electrical hazards

Chemical

Work environment

Manual handling

Other (operationally specific

 

Hazards to vessels can be Navigational, Structural or Environmental.The identification of hazards to persons is carried out by the designated person by methods such as listed below:

  • Systematic walk around survey.
  • Task analysis
  • Consultation and interview of the workforce /staff meetings.
  • Safety advice/complaints from customers.
  • The compilation and review of Material safety data sheets.
  • AMSA Marine Notices and OH&S advisory publications. (Internet links)
  • The audit of incident, accident and other ships safety reportage documentation.
  • The audit of National OH&S statistics and safety alerts. (Internet links)
  • Independent audit.


 

 

2. Risk assessment:

 

Risk†† Level†† =†††††††††††† Consequence†††††††††††††††††† X††††††††††† Exposure††††††††††††††† X††††††††† Probability

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††(outcome severity)†††††††††††††††††††† (frequency/duration)††††††††††††††††††† (likelihood)

 

The level of risk from a hazard will determine the scale of control measures required.

In order to optimize the resources of the Company in developing the most effective control plan, the identified hazards are risk assessed either formally or informally.

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To determine low risk activities, an informal assessment considers risk level by discussion and consultation. Appropriate control measures (as described below) are adopted and an agreed safe workplace practice is implemented. The designated person monitors the effectiveness of the implemented plan.

 

To determine high risk activities, a formal assessment is only used where considerable recourses, expense or complexity in implementing the control plan are required. Such assessments will determine the risk level by the matrix shown below and/or other supportive documentation researched by the designated person.

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Appropriate control measures (as described below) are adopted and an agreed safe workplace practice is implemented. The designated person includes the control plan on the risk assessment audit and monitors the effectiveness of the implemented plan.

 

Risk assessment of complex /inter-related hazards may require the determination of the risk level by a global matrix, other supportive documentation (researched by the designated person) and the negotiation with officers of the company and Government enforcement agencies.

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3. Control plan:

In developing a control plan the Company recognises that elimination of the hazard is the best of all results. Where this is not possible a number of alternative actions may be considered.

 

Engineering controls-

Get the design right in the first place

Redesign

Removal at source

Substitution

 

Administrative controls-

Checklists

Entry permits

Segregation / Isolation

Signage

Record keeping

 

Work practice controls-

Safe work practices

Passenger and crew briefing

Personal protective equipment and rescue equipment

Drill and musters

Training and staff development

 

4. Monitor, review and evaluation

Re-evaluation of the records in order that the plan may be improved.

 

 

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