• Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Pre-start Activity

  • Punctuality?

  • Appropriately dressed / presented?

  • On approaching and entering the vessel, observation to ascertain that all is as would be expected?

  • Proceed to wheelhouse?

  • Check ship's logbook?

  • Wheelhouse equipment checked?

  • Confirm vessel's overall status?

  • Conduct systems operational checks?

  • Mooring lines stowed correctly?

  • Preparations for on-loading activity?

  • Are visitors & passengers inducted & recorded?

Line Work Activity

  • Hazard awareness, risk minimisation?

  • Terminology?

  • Communication?

Engine Management

  • Correct Engine Start Up

  • Check Oil Levels

  • Check Header Tanks

  • Check Engine Pressures

  • Check Engine Temperature

  • Change Generator Power Supply

On-loading Activity

  • Effectiveness of final load configuration?

  • Communication?

  • Pre-loading considerations?

  • Compliance with on-loading procedure?

  • Time used efficiently?

Departure - Transit - Arrival

  • Confirm readiness to depart?

  • Compliance of passenger briefings & verification to VTS?

  • Notify VTS on departure (Ch15)?

  • Departure from berth as paaropriate with due regard to weather and other vessels?

  • On arrival confirm safe access?

  • Operation of vessel during transit (See also vessel handling and management)?

  • Approach to the berth (See also vessel handling and management)?

  • Entry to berth (at an appropriate speed, appropriate positioning of vessel in relation to the approach to the berth, loading ramp to be lowered only when necessary)?

  • Positioning of vessel on ramp or berth?

  • Confirm readiness to offload?

Offloading Activity

  • Communication?

  • Compliance with offloading procedure?

  • Effectiveness?

  • Time used efficiently?

Vessel Handling and Management

  • Situational awareness?

  • Crew resource management?

  • General vessel knowledge?

  • Maneuvering (effective use of controls, positioning the vessel on the approach to the berth, speed, alignment, control)?

  • Area of operation knowledge (routes, limitations, procedures, policies, local rules for harbour)?

  • Navigation of vessel (operation of the vessel whilst underway)?

  • Operational effectiveness (maintaining timetables, interaction with other vessels, customer relations / service)?

Shut Down Activity

  • Communications?

  • Preparation for mooring?

  • Confirm vessel made fast?

  • Confirm loading ramps secure?

  • Confirm finish with engines and systems?

  • Configure overnight lighting?

  • complete all necessary paperwork?

  • Ensure wheelhouse clean and tidy?

  • Secure wheelhouse for night?

  • Confirm vessel berth security?

  • Vessel presented ready for next day?

Refueling Activity

  • Communication (pre fuel briefing, radio communication)?

  • Equipment and condition of (spill kits, fire fighting equipment)?

  • Compliance with refueling procedure?

  • Effectiveness of refueling activity?

  • Stowage of all equipment after use?

  • Complete all relevant paperwork?

Emergency Drill Activity?

  • Undertake a pre-activity briefing (discuss the type of drill, the drill scenario, duties of the crew, equipment to be used, any limitations, expected outcomes)?

  • Conducting of the drill (refer to onboard emergency procedures)?

  • Operational effectiveness (overall effectiveness of the drill to achieve the desired outcomes, overall and individual crew performance?

  • After drill de-briefing?

  • Resetting of all activated equipment?


  • Are general waste procedures being followed?

  • Sewerage management plans being followed?

  • Vessel spill kits in place and stocked?

Safety Equipment Check

  • Life rafts?

  • Life buoys?

  • Master's grab bag / canister?

  • EPIRB?

  • Carley floats?

  • Fire extinguishers?

  • Fire hose and pump test?

  • Fire alarm test?

  • Bilge pump test?

  • Life jackets?

  • Flares?

  • Torches?

  • First aid kit?

  • Defibrillator (AED)?

  • Eye wash?

  • MSDS folder?

Quality Assurance Documentation

  • System Improvement Request

  • Safety & Environment Hazard Near-Miss Report

  • Workplace Health & Safety Accident/Damage Report & Investigation

  • Incident Register

Customer Relation Skills

  • Provides effective communication

  • Behaves appropiately

  • Provides appropriate assistance to passengers

Results of Assessment

  • Crew member / team performance?

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