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Introduction to the ISM Code

introduction to the ism code


This online course provides a detailed and comprehensive insight into all aspects of The International Safety Management (ISM) Code. The course consists of one in-depth module that must be completed within 6 months. Following completion of the course content, there is a multiple-choice exam of 10 questions which must be passed with a score of 70% or above.

Upon completion of the course and the final exam, you are awarded a certificate in ISM code.

Who would benefit from this course?

This International Safety Management Course (ISM) provides a useful understanding for any individual who works on or with vessels, in order to ensure that the correct level of safety is being maintained whilst working. Whilst this ISM course is useful for those that need refreshing on safety procedures, it is also particularly suitable for newcomers to the marine industry who need a comprehensive introduction to International Safety Management.

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Module includes

  • Introduction
  • Quality Assurance
  • The Audit Process
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Assessments
  • Contingency Planning
  • Requirements from Top Management
  • Remember the ISM Code Philosophy
  • A Final Statement of the Effectiveness of the ISM Code

Meet the Author

Hugh N. McQuaid

Master Mariner
Hugh is a retired ship Master with sixteen years multi-national command experience in oil tankers from 25,000 dwt to VLCCs.

He is a Lloyds registered External Lead Assessor for both ISO 9002 and ISM Code and a registered OCIMF Inspector.

He held four United Kingdom Pilotage Licences by examination.

Hugh has spent some fifteen years running his own business, with experience in inspection and audit management systems.

He is a long term member of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a member of the Chartered Quality Institute.

Supported by:

Keystone Law
Global HR & Payroll Expertise (CESG)
British Marine
PYA - The Professional Yachting Association
Ocean Independence
MYBA - The Worldwide Yachting Association
Marine Society
Lead Yacht Underwriters Limited
IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents