1. Is the SMS available and updated on board?

2. Have all crew on board signed the form "Confirmation of Understanding"?

3. Latest edition of policy for Health & Safety, Environment posted in vessel? (SMS chapter: 2 part: 1,2)

4. Acceptance of policies signed by all crew on board? (SMS chapter: 13 part: 2)

5. Is the Drug & Alcohol policy, Smoking policy and IT policy followed on board? (SMS chapter: 3 part: 3, 4, 5)

6. All crew certificates valid and in order on board? (SMS chapter: 6 part: 1)

7. Do the crew need any further training/courses. Suggestions? (SMS chapter: 6 part:2)

8. Have all passengers signed the form Safety Induction (13-3)? (SMS chapter: 7 part: 6)

9. Are drills conducted according to drill schedule on board? (SMS chapter: 8 part: 4)

10. Has an internal audit been conducted on board by an authorized person at the GDC office? (SMS chapter: 12 part: 3)

11. Are safety meeting being held on board and are records of these meetings available? (SMS chapter: 12 part: 3)

12. Are all crew on board familiar with the SMS reporting system and have all sent in reports been closed by an authorized person at the office? (SMS chapter: 9 part: 1)

13. Are all crew on board familiar with the Risk assessment system and are records of Risk assessments carried out available? (SMS chapter: 7 part: 1)

14. Is all PPE in good conditions and available on board? (SMS chapter: part: 24)

15. Is all garbage generated on board sorted and sent ashore to an apporved garbage collector? (SMS chapter: 7 part: 25)

16. Is all planned maintenance being carried out according to our procedures? (SMS chapter: 10 part: 1)

17. Does all new on signing crew receive a proper familiarization? (SMS chapter: 6 part: 4)

18. Do the crew meet their obligations on board the vessel on the river? (SMS chapter: 7 part: 5)

19. Are all required charts (paper/ECDIS) available on board and corrected? (SMS chapter: 7 part: 5)

20. Do all visitors/contractors sign the form Safety induction for visitors/contractors? (SMS chapter: 7 part: 7)

21. Do all procedures in the SMS reflect the actual work on board the vessel?

22. Is fire/safety plans up to date.

23. Are muster lists posted and up to date.

Defeciancies Agreement

Master Name


Report received by Designated Person

Designated Person Signature

Name (Block letters)

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.