ISM CODE CHECKLIST

1.0 GENERAL

Does the crew know what the ISM code is?

Does the crew know what the objectives of the ISM code are?

Is the crew aware of the applicability of the ISM code?

Is the SMS manual onboard, complete, and updated?

2.0 SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY POSTED

Is the most updated version of the Safety and Environmental Policy posted?

Do crew members know the Safety and Environmental Policy?

3.0 COMPANY RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY

Does documentation on board the vessel show the correct identity of the vessel operator?

Are personnel familiar with their defined responsibilities?

4.0 DESIGNATED PERSONASHORE

Do crew members know who the designated person ashore is?

Do crew members know the role of the designated person ashore?

5.0 MASTER'S RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY

Can the Master describe Master's overriding authority?

Is the Master aware of his responsibilities?

Are there current Master's standing and night orders in accordance with the Safety Management System?

Is master confirming the crew knowledge on the procedures and processes specified in the Safety Management System?

Date of the last Master Review
6.0 RESOURCES AND PERSONNEL

Is the Master properly qualified for the vessel and voyage?

Check Certificate, CoC, CoP, MCU

Is the crew properly qualified for the vessel and voyage?

Check Certificate, CoC, CoP, MCU

Have all new crew members been given a vessel orientation program training upon assignment or transfer to the vessel?

Have crew members met requirements of the company for onboard training? (QHSE Passport Validity)

Do all crew members speak a common language?

Have watch keeping schedules been established and a record of rest maintained as per STCW?

7.0 SHIPBOARD OPERATION

Are relevant charts and navigational publications corrected to date?

Are pre-departure/arrival checks performed?

Are voyage plans prepared prior to departure?

Are vessel logs (decks, engine, gmdss, radio) complete, accurate, and up to date?

Are proper handovers conducted for bridge and engine room personnel?

Is garbage managed in accordance with Waste Management procedures?

Are bunker notes (pre-bunker meeting & briefing, bunkering procedure checklist) and fuel samples maintained for each bunkering operation?

Is there evidence of proper disposal of waste oil?

Are work permits complete for the appropriate task?

Is there evidence of use of lockout tagout (energy isolation) on board?

Are HIRADCs performed for required task?

Are deck crew familiar with life saving gear (LSA/FFA) , use, and maintenance?

Has safety officer inspection checklist been conducted as described in VOM 7?

Is a safe means of embarkation and disembarkation available?

8.0 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Are muster point and muster list available and updated?

Have emergency drills been carried out as described in ERM 5 ?

Can crew members demonstrate their responsibilities in various emergency drills?

Are emergency and life saving equipment accessible and available for immediate use?

Is emergency generator has been tested?

Are means of escape and access free from obstruction?

Are fire and safety plans current and up to date?

9.0REPORTS AND ANALYSIS OF NON-CONFORMITIES, ACCIDENTS, AND HAZARDOUS OCCURENCES

How should hazardous situations be reported? (Unsafe condition, unsafe act, near miss)

Can the crew describe the process for reporting non-conformities?

Can crew members describe how documents (internal audit, incident investigation report) are controlled ?

Does document binder contain required documents?

Can crew members describe the difference between a near miss, safety observation, and an incident and how to report, file, and close each out?

Have corrective actions been implemented?

10.0MAINTENANCE OF THE SHIP AND EQUIPMENT

Is the vessel clean, tidy, and well illuminated?

Are daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual condition reports completed accurately? (PMS)

Are outstanding standard jobs addressed in a timely manner?

Have corrective actions for any equipment failure been carried out?

Is the 15 ppm oil content alarm correctly adjusted and operating properly ?

Are pipes and valves are painted black for Sewage, Bilge and OWS ? Are overboard valves locked ?

Is the Oil Filtering Equipment (OFE) in OWS system effectively inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the planned maintenance system (PMS) on board?

Are bilges free of excessive accumulation of oil?

11.0 DOCUMENTATION

Does vessel have required and updated nautical publications onboard?

Is the vessel free of any obsolete documents on board?

12.0 COMPANY VERIFICATION, REVIEW AND EVALUATION

Has an internal audit been carried out within the previous 12 months?

Have previous audit findings been reviewed?

Were corrective actions implemented in a timely manner?

Are there any outstanding corrective actions from previous audits?

13.0 CERTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION

Is the Safety Management Certificate valid?

Is the Document of Compliance available onboard and updated?

Has the Safety Management Certificate been subject to an intermediate verification?

14.0 WINS ISP

Is the WINS ISP poster installed onboard?

Is Lifesaving Rules understood by all crew members?

Do crew members know the latest campaign?

Have safety pyramid board columns been filled with the latest and correct information?

Do crew members know the latest Learning Engagement Tools and Reflective Video?

Do crew members know the latest Resilience Topic?

15.0 WELL BEING

Do crew members know about Well Being Program

Do crew members know the nutrition guideline?

Do crew members know the sufficient sleeping hours?

Do crew members have a slight exercise on board?

Do crew members interact each other well?

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.