Forms for conducting a survey
From 1 July 2018, we are delivering most services under the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety.
- Draft marks report—under development
- Form 139—Load line survey report
- Form 509—Initial machinery and engineering survey report
- Form 538—Houseboat practical stability worksheet
- Form 554—Survey of vessels fitted with low density flotation material
- Form 555—Load line conditions of assignment report
- Form 563—Electrical initial survey report
- Form 564—Extra low voltage (ELV) electrical initial survey report
- Form 569—Level flotation worksheet (temporarily unavailable—under review)
- Form 575—Initial survey fire safety report
- Form 586—Survey activity report and temporary operations
- Form 592—Sea trial document
- Form 606—Surveyor recommendation for a construction or alteration survey
- Form 638—Shaft survey report
- Form 639—Fuel tank inspection report
- Form 650—Inspection of an Exemption 40 vessel
- Form 652—Inclining experiment report
- Form 653—Vessel lightship report
- Form 664—Information release authorisation
- Form 670—Initial watertight and weathertight integrity survey report for non-load line vessels
- Form 673—Initial survey welded construction report
- Form 706—Initial survey composite construction report
- Form 752—Vessel lightship declaration
- Form 751—Vessel plan approval particulars recommendation report
- Form 901—Surveyor recommendation for a non-construction or alteration survey
Terminology in survey forms
Our survey forms use a range of terms to describe different types of actions to verify a vessel, or part of a vessel’s compliance with applicable standards and law. These actions assist you to meet your general safety obligations under the national law.
|Letter||Stands for||Description of typical activities carried out|
|D||Dimensional check||Measurements are to be carried out to verify that the length, width, thickness, spacing etc. of the item(s) specified is in accordance with the approved plans and applicable standard.|
|E||Examine / endorse record||A review of documentation (see record of item / specification also) is to be carried out to verify that the specified equipment or material is correctly certified in accordance with the applicable standard.|
|H||Hold and contact surveyor||The indicated person is to stop work at the specified point and request a surveyor to attend to inspect the item.|
|M||Monitor||The specified person should maintain general oversight of the work being carried out to verify ongoing survey compliance. Note: Monitored items may not have specific survey criteria, however if incorrectly done may affect surveyable items.|
|R||Record of item / specification||The indicated person is to ensure that the specified item of equipment or material is provided with supporting documentation which shows that the manufacturing process, installation, servicing, etc. complies with the applicable standard or legislation.|
|T||Test / trial||The indicated person is to verify, by testing or trailing, that the specified item complies with the requirements of the applicable standard that can be tested. Generally, tests / trials should be witnessed by an accredited surveyor.|
|V||Visual inspection||A visual inspection is to be undertaken to verify that the item specified is of the correct type, quantity, form, arrangement, and / or has workmanship, as specified in accordance with the approved plans and any applicable standards or legislation.|
|W||Witness||Indicates that the surveyor is to witness a test or trial being conducted by the builder or operator. (See test / trial). It is expected that the surveyor will verify that the test or trial has been conducted and was successful within any specified limits or criteria.|
The builder section of an AMSA form may be signed off at any time the builder is satisfied with the work. This section of an AMSA form provides the builder a means to record their own checks before the surveyor arrives. This assists the builder by specifying inspection items up front and assists them in meeting their general safety obligation.
Inspections, monitoring, or witnessing may not be the only way to verify and document an outcome. For example it may be reasonable, once satisfied with a particular fabricators processes, to verify fuel tank compliance with photographic evidence and a statutory declaration from the fabricator.
- Administrative forms for marine surveyors—use these to apply for and manage your marine surveyor accreditation.