Introduction to ISM/Safety Management Courses

The International Safety Management (ISM) Code provides an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships at sea and for pollution prevention.

Adopted in 1994 by the International Convention of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) within Chapter IX and requiring implementation by 1998, its objectives are:

  • To ensure safety at sea
  • To prevent human injury or loss of life
  • To avoid damage to the environment, in particular to the marine environment, to the ship and other property

To comply with the ISM Code, every vessel must have a functional Safety Management System (SMS), comprising a number of key elements such as a safety and environmental protection policy, safe operating procedures, defined levels of authority, procedures for internal audits etc.

ChartCo Training & Consultancy is pleased to offer industry professionals a range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses related to the ISM Code and wider safety management issues, as follows:

ISM Familiarisation

ISM Code Internal Auditor

ISM/ISO Maritime Lead Auditor – Top-up Route

ISM/ISO Maritime Lead Auditor

ISM Designated Person Ashore (DPA)

Shipboard Safety Officer (SSO)

Marine Casualty Investigation

Course availability

The individual course information pages detail course availability for open attendance courses. However, these courses can also be delivered as dedicated company-only courses, upon request.

Consultancy Options

ChartCo Training & Consultancy is also able to assist clients with a range of consultancy services related to the ISM Code. For further information, please select the appropriate link below:

ISM Safety Management System Development

ISM Safety Management System Review and Redevelopment

Mini ISM Safety Management System Development (Yachts)

Domestic Passenger Shipping Safety Management Systems

ISM Safety Management System Manuals

Internal ISM Audit (Ship)

Internal ISM Audit (Yacht)

ISM Audit (Management Level)

SMS Audit (Management Level)

Navigation Audit

Remote Navigation Audit

Contingency and Emergency Readiness Assessments