MARITIME SAFETY CONSULTING

WE WORK WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY TO IMPLEMENT THE AGREED SAFETY SOLUTIONS.

Outsource Safety is here to help and ensure your company’s compliance with current maritime legislation.

Our safety consultants take the time to understand your needs carefully analysing where you are right now and where you want to be in the future. They help you identify improvements that can be made and quantify the benefits to you.

We work with you every step of the way to implement the agreed safety solutions.

Your customers and regulators alike demand safe and environmentally sound operations, we help you to identify, assess and mitigate the risks specific to your organisation in the areas of safety, environmental, quality, and security concerns. Our consultants are industry professionals and understand that for solutions to be effective they must be achievable at all levels of the organisation. We believe in pragmatic solutions that are easily understood and that can be implemented at all levels.

Safety Breaches cost up to $3 million

Do you exercise your due diligence and duty of care?.....

If not, or you do not know what this means and any of the following breaches occurs, you are committing an offense and are liable for up to $3 million in fines and 5 years imprisonment.

A breach includes:

  • An action is taken that places a person at risk of injury, illness or death; or

  • Steps are not taken to avoid a risky situation from occurring; or

  • There is a failure to comply with regulatory requirements

Do you comply with AMSA requirements?

Coronal inquests into commercial marine vessel fatalities identify that safety management systems (SMS) used by vessels are not effective in managing risks and applicable to operational activities. The findings state that simply using the Australian Marine Safety Authority (AMSA) provided template is not sufficient. All SMS’s must be reviewed and tailored to the vessel and its operational activities.

Health and Safety Inspection

What’s included in the inspection:

  • On site inspections with a qualified health and safety consultant;

  • Thumbnail inspection of your workplace;

  • Review of risk management systems and tools;

  • WHS compliance review;

  • Verbal post inspection debrief; and

  • Compliance and recommendation report with a detailed action plan

  • Review of Emergency and Operational procedures

  • Environmental Management including spill preparation

Complying with your obligations

Outsource Safety can assist in complying with the AMSA requirements and improving your on-board safety. We aim to mentor our clients to better manage risks and improve workplace culture. Depending on your current safety management system (SMS), this includes starting from the beginning to develop a vessel workplace safety culture and operations specific SMS; to a half day check-up, review or inspection of your vessel, operations, maintenance and SMS.

SMS Development

All marine vessels used for commercial activities are required to possess a Certificate of Operation and a Safety Management System (SMS) which ensures that the vessel and its operations are conducted safely. These SMS’s must be tailored for the vessel and its operation and not just copied.

Using a risk-based approach we can identify the operational risks and control methods to ensure the safety of crew members and passengers. SMS’s are developed to align and comply with applicable AMSA standards. The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part E “Operations” require all DCV’s to have a SMS and provide crew training. 

A SMS should cover the following areas:

  • Vessel and contact details

  • Risk assessment

  • Owner’s responsibility and authority statement

  • Designated persons

  • Master’s responsibility and authority statement

  • Resources and personnel

  • Procedures for on-board operations

  • Emergency preparedness

  • Follow-up on hazardous occurrences and non-conformances

  • Maintenance of vessel and equipment

  • Documentation

  • Verification, review and evaluation

Developing a SMS include the following:

  • Visit to vessel for a Safety Inspection;  

  • Review of current SMS;

  • 1 day risk assessment with master and senior crew;

  • Construct SMS from risk assessment;

  • Review with master;

  • Printing and binding of all documentation;

  • Forwarding of all documentation (electronically);

  • Conduct Crew training

SMS Review

All marine vessel SMS’s are subject to annual review to ensure compliance with AMSA specifications. These reviews must include a review of all operational risk assessments undertaken during the development of the SMS; and also include any new activities not already risk assessed.

 

SMS reviews typically require some initial review time of the SMS as well as a meeting with the master and senior crew member(s) to review risk assessments.

  • Review of current SMS used in the previous 12 months;

  • Review of records and incidents;

  • Meeting with master and senior crew member to review risk assessment(s);

  • Review SMS with any changes identified during risk assessment;

  • Review with master;

  • Printing and binding of all documentation

  • Submitting to master and owner.

 
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