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Module 11. Documentation


Module 11 contains the requirements of clause 11, ISM Code, which relate to the management of documents and data related to the SMS:

11.1 The Company should establish and maintain procedures to control all documents and data which are relevant to the safety management system.

11.2 The Company should ensure that:

.1 valid documents are available at all relevant locations; and
.2 changes to documents are reviewed and approved by authorized personnel;
.3 obsolete documents are promptly removed.

11.3 The documents used to describe and implement the safety management system may be referred to as the Safety Management Manual. Documentation should be kept in a form that the Company considers most effective. Each ship should carry on board all documentation relevant to that ship.

An example of paragraph 11 of the Safety Management Manual is presented below:
Entry into (Confined) Enclosed Spaces onboard ships is sometimes a necessary but dangerous work activity.

OCIMF has published an updated information paper that provides guidance on how to manage the risks and potentially serious impacts associated with the use of drugs and alcohol in relation to marine operations.


Guideline is solely drafted for the purpose of providing guidance to the PSCO in performing a PSC inspection on the subject matter.


IBICON offers you an overview of the ISM Code requirements related to the Designated Person Ashore (DPA).


The International Labour Organisation (ILO) observes its World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 each year. 

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