Implementing hazardous materials control system within ship operation and constuction process in accordance with imo and port states’ requirements


To understand the technical background of hazardous materials control implementation system as set up by both IMO 2009 Hong Kong Convention and EU 1257/2013 Ship Recycling Regulation.

Familiarization of the inspection and testing knowledge of hazardous materials. Being fully aware of the existence risk of these hazardous materials within marine supply chain.

Being competent to verify, audit and certify the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) as submitted by the specialists.

Training Site Safety and Fire Briefing 0900-0910
Self-Introduction of the Trainers 0910-0920
Self-Introduction of Attendees 0920-0930
Discussion - what are HMs and what harm do they cause – Background and Aims of the Course 0930-1030
Risk Assessment Exercise 1030-1100
Break 1100-1115
Rules and Regulations  governing HMs on ships – present and forthcoming
  • Hong Kong Convention
  • EU Ship Recycling Legal Requirements
  • Stockholm Convention
  • Basel Convention
  • Montreal Protocol
  • AF Convention
  • Class Society Rules
  • Various other UN, IMO and Flag State Requirements
  • Various Global Measures for Marine Industry
  • MSC Circulars
  • MEPC Circulars
  • Class Society Rules
Social Accountability (Corporate & Governmental) - How to use it to further IHM implementation 1245-1300
Break 1300-1400
IHM - Affected Parties and their approximate numbers
  • Ship Builders
  • Ship Owners
  • Ship Recyclers
  • Global Merchant Fleet by Flag
  • World Total Ship Demolition
  • Ship Demolition Countries
Break 1530-1545
Categorization of Hazardous Materials 1545-1615
Acronyms/Short Forms that are used 1615-1715
Questions and Answers 1715-1745
Preparation for the Development of an IHM, including documentation, MDs & SDOCs 0900-1000
Procedure- IHM Surveys for new buildings, including sampling 1000-1045
Break 1045-1100
Procedure-IHM Surveys for ships in service, including sampling 1100-1145
Procedure-IHM Surveys for ships to be recycled, including sampling 1145-1300
Break 1300-1400
The Role of the Classification Society or RO – Approvals Process 1400-1500
The Ship Recycling Plan (SRP) and approval thereof 1500-1545
Break 1545-1600
Ship Recycling Yards – Requirements of the SRFP – Layouts/Storage/Handling/Access/Safety 1600-1700
Downstream disposal of waste from Recycling Yards 1700-1730
Questions and Answers 1730-1745
Discussion of Hazardous Materials in Detail – Properties and preventive measures against harm
  • Asbestos-Chrysotile/Crocidolite/Amosit/Anthophyllite/Tremolite/Actinolite–where found on-board
  • PCB (Properties, Health Effects and Environmental Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • ODS (Health Effects & Environmental Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • PFOS (Properties Health Effects, Environmental Contamination) – Where Used on-board
  • Organotin Compounds (Properties, Health Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • Cadmium (Health Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • Chromium (Health Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • PCN (Properties, Health Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • PBB (Properties, Health Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • PBDEs (Health Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • Mercury (Health Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • Radio Active Materials (Health Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • Lead (Health Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • SCCP (Properties, Health Effects – Environmental Effects) – Where Used on-board
  • HBCDD (Properties, Health Effects – Environmental Effects) – Where Used on-board
Break 1030-1045
Important Points for Safe and Correct Sampling
  • PPE for use by Samplers
  • Precautions Against Spreading of HM
  • Packaging of Samples
  • Transport of Samples
  • Samples that can be homogenized
  • Samples that cannot be homogenized
  • Sampling Indoors – avoidance of strong ventilation
  • Sampling Lubricants, Hydraulic Oils and other fluids
  • Use of Drill Bags
  • Wipe Sampling Procedures
  • Ventilation, Air Filtration, Air Locks
  • Grouping of Samples
  • Mixed Samples
  • Retention of Samples
Requirements for laboratories to be eligible for analysis – safe dispatch of samples thereto 1200-1230
Brief discussion on lab testing methods as required by regulations 1230-1300
Break 1300-1400
Procedure - Preparation of an IHM
  • Identification of Materials – experience of sampler, handling of doubtful material
  • How to do Sampling and Analysis
  • Technique of Sampling for various HMs
  • How to determine optimal Sample Amounts & Sample Weights
  • Details of identification of and testing at Check Points
  • Tools to be Used and correct way of using them
Break 1530-1545
Procedure - Preparation of an IHM (continued)
  • Evaluation, Calculation of weights as per Lab Results
  • Ways of Calculation and Reference Factors including Solid Masses and Sprayed Substances
  • Calculation when Blowing Agents are used.
  • Estimation when Exact Figures are not Available
  • How to determine weights of Paints and other spreadable substances
Group Work – Preparation of an IHM 1630-1745
Visit to a Ship
  • Preparations for boarding
  • Safe Embarkation and Disembarkation
  • ISPS Procedures – need for carrying proper identification & gangway security
  • Dos and Donts when on-board
  • Use of ships drawings to help survey actual structure
  • Tour of the Vessel with stopovers at HM or PCHM points on the hull/accommodation
  • Examination of various Machinery which may contain HMs or PCHMs within
  • Enclosed and elevated spaces
  • Practical methods of taking, bagging and carrying samples
  • Post sampling restoration of areas
  • Liaising with ship’s crew
Break 1300-1400
IHM Open Book Test 1400-1600
Course Ends 1600

The course also includes interactive exercises, case studies, quizzes and a final examination.


  • Surveyors and auditors of Classification Societies
  • HSE professionals responsible for maintain hazardous materials Safety Management System on board ships(including offshore vessels and facilities)
  • Quality and technical personnel from the shipyard who are designated to prepare IHM for shipyard, repair yard and equipment manufacturers.

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