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How to develop a safety management system

Safety management systems involve people, vessels and procedures.

The information in a safety management system can be broken into three parts:

Vessel and operation

  • Contact details
  • Risk assessment
  • Maintenance of vessel and equipment

People

  • Responsibility and designated person
  • Resources and personnel
  • Appropriate crewing

Procedures

  • Onboard operations
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Hazardous occurrences and non-conformances
  • Documentation
  • Review and evaluate

Each item should be tailored to reflect the size and complexity of your specific operation, including the risks unique to your vessel and its operation.

Additional requirements for hire and drive vessels (class 4) can be found in the Guidelines for a safety management system
 

What do I need in my safety management system?

Vessel and operation

You will need to include:

People

You will need to include:

Procedures

You will need to include:

Last updated: 

Friday 12 October 2018