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Document ID (ISN)104471
CIS number 05-581
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Title International Safety Management (ISM) Code 2002
Bibliographic information International Maritime Organization, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, 2002. 6p.
Internet access http://www.imo.org/humanelement/mainframe.asp?topic_id=287 [in English]
Abstract This code sets out requirements for ship owners and managers or anyone responsible for the operation of a ship to develop, implement and maintain a safety management system based on the following provisions: a safety and environmental protection policy; procedures to ensure the safe operation of ships and protection of the environment in compliance with relevant legislation; defined levels of authority and lines of communication among shore and shipboard personnel; procedures for the reporting of accidents and no-compliance with the code; emergency preparedness; and procedures for internal audits and management reviews. Certification and verification requirements are also set out.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health management systems; plant safety organization; sea transport; IMO
Descriptors (secondary) emergency organization; pollution control; responsibilities; directive; safety checks; safety service records
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceIMO
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation