International safety management code
The International safety management code (ISM code) governs the safe operation of ships and pollution prevention. We are responsible for issuing ISM code certification for Australian registered vessels.
The ISM code is the international standard for the safe management and operation of ships, and for managing pollution prevention. The ISM code sets safety management objectives and requirements for safety management systems. We have established standards, legislation and guidelines to support the practical implementation of these objectives and requirements.
Marine Order 58 (Safe management of vessels) 2015
Marine Order 58 (Safe management of vessels) 2015 gives effect to Chapter IX of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (SOLAS) , as amended, for the purposes of the Navigation Act, and to the ISM code.
ISM code certification guidelines for regulated Australian vessels
The ISM code guidelines describe how the ISM code is applied, the certification process and the responsibilities of our personnel.
The ISM audit process flowchart provides further guidance on our ISM audit and certification process.