Has the previous audit been reviewed?

Are there any outstanding actions or items?


Are crew qualifications current and appropriate for operation?

Are crew numbers correct for vessel operation?
refer, MSQ, AMSA regulations

Do crew hours fall within NCSV part D Standards for fatigue management?

Are crew dressed appropriately?

PPE supplied, good in condition and used?


Life rafts stowed properly and in test?

Hydrostatic releases in test?

Carley floats stowed properly and in good condition?

Life ring names intact and correct?

Life ring lights / operating?

Life ring lanyards in good condition?

Fire extinguishers in test?

Life jackets compliant and in good condition?

Fire hoses in test?

Fire hoses reach all areas of the vessel?

Fire pump /s tested and satisfactory?

Fire buckets on board (minimum two if required)?

Fire axe in good condition, sharp and stowed properly?

Fire blanket in galley or cooking area and tested?

Engine room smothering system in test?

All safety equipment stowed properly?

Crew have been trained in the proper use of all safety equipment on board?

Is MOB retrieval device and equipment effective?

Rescue boat maintained and motor run recently?

Safety briefing to passengers done every trip?

Life jackets demonstrated to passengers every trip?

Adequate safety placarding in place?

Muster station signage in place?

All safety signage on vessel adequate and in good condition?

Is signage on emergency shutdowns and controls adequate?

Gangway / boarding steps used at the berths

Flares, V sheet, mirror etc on board and up to date?

Torches on board and working?

First aid kit right category and in date

EPIRB registered with AMSA and in test?


Electrical systems checked and Three year certificate of compliance issued?

Air conditioner filters serviced and recorded?

Test and tag of portable equipment up to date?

All engine room fans are able to be shutoff from outside the engine rooms?

All electronic equipment operational?

Distribution boards labelled for correct voltage?

Circuit breakers labelled?

Switch board schedules up to date?

Switch boards free of obstructions?

RCDs tested as per Australian Standards?

Battery switches labelled?

Battery boxes labelled?

Battery spaces well ventilated?

Emergency evacuation lights tested and comply with a 90 minute duration cycle?


Logbooks up to date?

On board Tool Box meetings held and documented?

Crew have electronic access to company intra-net

Vessel SMS up to date with data relevant to the vessel?

Brisbane port authority dangerous goods certificate in date

Emergency procedure checklist on board?

Company / emergency contact list available and current

Safety equipment inspected and details recorded?

Safety equipment test records maintained?

Compass deviation card displayed and in date

Vessel certificate of registration displayed

Vessel survey certificate displayed

Load line certificate displayed

Sewage management plan in SMS

Sewage (A) certificate in date

Oil / bilge water discharge records kept?

Refueling log and refueling procedures kept in engineers log

Hazard and near miss forms onboard?

Engineering Maintenance plan for vessel on board?

Maintenance records kept?

Operating manuals on board for equipment?

Are the daily ,weekly ,monthly checklists complete

Are electronic charts up to date and not older than three months?

Is there a tide book on board?

Are there binoculars on board?

Appropriate flags and day shapes on board?

Are Notice to Mariners provided daily?

Are crew inductions complete?

MSDS Register kept?

Decanted chemicals labelled properly?

Policies and procedures manual maintained?

Vessel SMS up to date with data relevant to the vessel?

Vessel SMS up to date crew inducted in the SMS

Vessel SMS up to date crew inducted in the SMS


Fire drills conducted?

MOB drills conducted?

Flooding drills conducted?

Collision drills conducted?

Grounding drills conducted?

Abandon ship drills conducted?

Anchor drills conducted?

Other training undertaken? (List)


All Toilets clean and serviceable?

Floor free of refuse and in good condition

Pans and seats in good condition

Wash basins and taps in good condition


Vessel clean and tidy?

Passenger areas clean and tidy

Equipment stowed properly?

Decks clear of equipment / rubbish?

Evacuation pathways clear of obstructions?

Spill kit available for refueling?

Confined spaces labelled?

Gas sniffer on board and in test

Anchor points for working at heights labelled?

Mooring lines in good condition?

Anchor winch and anchor serviceable?

All navigation lights functioning?

Emergency steering checked and functional?

Lifting equipment inspected and tested?

Tag out system used?

General signage adequate?

Engine rooms easily accessible?

Hatches sealed with watertight seals?

Deck areas non slip?

Rails around decks adequate?

Rubbish bins provided and emptied regularly?


Fuel vent pipes have flame arrestor gauze fitted?

Vent pipes protected against water ingress?

Pipes labelled?

Bunding around fueling points?

VOIDS SPACES ( not confined)

All bilge pumps tested and operational?

Bilge pump high water float switches / alarms tested and operational?

Entry / exit points clear

Stairs and rails clear

Adequate lighting

Pipes colour coded?

Signage for authorised access


Crew areas clean and tidy?

Drinking water provided?

Is there adequate lighting?

Is there adequate ventilation?

Are there sufficient toilets for all on board?

Is there adequate storage for crew belongings?


Incident reporting forms available?

Are accidents and incidents reported?

Investigations conducted into incidents?

WHS and Quality policy displayed in the wheelhouse?



Signature of Master
Signature of Auditor
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.