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Asbestos Removal Project Certification

Compliance Regulation Requirement

The issue of continuing to find asbestos on recently constructed vessels has prompted SOLAS to state that all ships built after June 2002 now require an official asbestos-free compliance statement.  This certification can only be achieved by having an asbestos survey performed by marine specialists with technical knowledge of ship construction.

Port State inspections are on the increase and the discovery of ACM's (asbestos containing materials) deemed to be a violation to the Flag State in turn, require the ACM to be removed within 3 years on issue of a non-extendable exemption certificate.

This violation could easily compromise a charter agreement with the significant financial exposure of damages and lost revenue.

Some Flag States, including the UK, Netherlands and Australia, require an independent inspection and assessment of asbestos for the importation/arrival of vessels. The ship owner must provide an asbestos inspection report and certificate issued by the accredited inspection body.

Background

IMO MSC/Circ.1045
MSC.1-Circ.1374
MSC.1/Circ.1379
MSC.1/Circ.1426
MEPC.222(64) / MEPC.223(64)
UK HSG264 Asbestos: The survey guide
US EPA AHERA
CHINA GBZT193-2007 / GBZ_2.1-2007 / GBZ/T192.5-2007
AUSTRALIA Safe Work Australia: HOW TO SAFELY REMOVE ASBESTOS (Code of Practice)
Safe Work Australia: HOW TO MANAGE AND CONTROL ASBESTOS IN THE WORKPLACE (Code of Practice)
NETHERLANDS An On The Use Of Asbestos On Board Ships

Cti Provide The Service

CTI's  Asbestos Abatement Consultants can assist you in the procurement and management of asbestos remediation and removal projects. Due to the potential for spiraling costs and programme over run it is becoming increasingly more important to procure asbestos removal services using a specification written by a specialist consultant. CTI can help you to  evaluate bids and deliver a tender review summary to the Client with  recommendation on the bids received. Asbestos removal management and contractor auditing can also be undertaken as part of a turnkey solution alongside asbestos fibre air monitoring

CTI has developed the marine asbestos health and safety risk evaluation approach according to IMO standards, accredited by UKAS, to ensure the evaluation result is fully in compliance with IMO requirements. For any high risk asbestos containing materials, CTI can be consulted to mitigate the risk and further to project manage the removal with an efficient and cost effective approach

Cti Company Qualification

The first and only UKAS accredited inspection body in the world to perform asbestos surveys on ships

The first foreign marine asbestos survey body recognized by Australian Maritime Safety Administration (AMSA)

The first foreign marine asbestos survey body recognized by Netherlands Ship Inspectorate (NSI)

The first IHM investigation body approved by LR, DNVGL in Asia-pacific area

Schedule

SHIP CTI SERVICE TIMELINE OUTPUT
SHIP REPAIR/CONVERSION STAGES More detailed survey 15 days before yard Asbestos register for removal
BEFORE REPAIR/CONVERSION Consult for removal working scope and specification   Asbestos removal plan
DURING REPAIR/CONVERSION Project management and supervision Whole removal process Onsite monitoring and supervision
AFTER REPAIR/CONVERSION Asbestos clearance survey   Asbestos Clearance Hygiene Safety Certificate
      Asbestos Free Certificate

For further enquiry, you are welcome to contact us.