Instructions to surveyors

Instructions for accredited surveyors to conduct surveys and inspections of domestic commercial vessels.

Accredited surveyors should be familiar with these laws and standards:


InstructionDocument number
Verifying ISO derived EU conformity assessment first of type righting movement curve (GES 2014/03 refers)DCV-ITS-001 PDF596.92 KB
Instruction to surveyors for issuing a temporary operations approvalDCV-ITS-002 PDF320.36 KB
Test procedure to verify level flotationDCV-ITS-004 PDF196.62 KB
Inspection, testing and replacement requirements for fluid power system (hydraulic) flexible hoses on domestic commercial vessels—roles and responsibilitiesDCV-ITS-006 PDF276.5 KB
Welding inspection for aluminium vessels in accordance with AS/NZS 1665DCV-ITS-008 PDF226.72 KB
Conducting sea trialsDCV-ITS-009 PDF558.86 KB
Accredited surveyor documentation approvalDCV-ITS-011 PDF326.74 KB
Conditions where the use of flush hatches are acceptableDCV-ITS-012 PDF414.85 KB
Considerations when using Lloyds SSC softwareDCV-ITS-014 PDF292.9 KB
ELV electrical systems on board new domestic commercial vesselsDCV-ITS-015 PDF1.85 MB
International delivery of domestic commercial vessels and near coastal vessels operating overseasMarine Notice 10/2016
Imported CE leisure craftDCV-ITS-016 PDF1.63 MB
Initial and periodic surveys of foamDCV-ITS-017 PDF396.21 KB
Initial survey of hovercraft less than 35 metresDCV-ITS-019 PDF228.01 KB
Freeboard Marks - National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV), Part C2 – Watertight and Weathertight integrity (NSCV Part C2).  DCV-ITS-020 PDF107.59 KB
Lloyd’s guidance note for double continuous (DC) welding where Lloyd’s SSC rules are used PDF150.41 KBN/A

Industry guidance notices and fact sheets

Additional guidance is available in our industry guidance notices and fact sheets on these topics:

  • Altering or maintaining a vessel
  • Applicable standards and requirements for vessels under the national system
  • Electrical safety on board vessels
  • Electronic visual distress signals
  • Equipment lists
  • First aid kits
  • Grandfathering survey arrangements
  • Initial surveyInspection of portable fire extinguishers (stored pressure type)
Last updated: 23 December 2022