Maritime

Alternative Shipboard Audits in times of COVID-19

Training course to support those needing to conduct internal shipboard audits by alternative (remote) means due to COVID-19

Objectives

Participants will receive a sound understanding of alternative and/or remote auditing techniques and processes as well as management of an internal auditing program. They will also gain an appreciation for the role and importance of internal auditing programs within the maritime industry as related to Safety and Quality Management systems and learn about the requirements laid down in the ISO 19011 standard related to the performance of internal audits and verifications in an integrated management system.


Entrance regulations

Good prior knowledge of the audit process and of the ISM Code, ISPS Code and the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 is expected.

Who should attend:
Designated Persons (ashore), Company Security Officers, Quality Managers, Superintendents, Nautical Officers, Engineers

Duration: 2 half days, as a virtual online classroom training (approximately 7 hours online) 


Effective implementation and verification of a (safety) management system requires periodical internal audits. What happens when we are unable to visit the vessels or when the risk is too high? Such is the case today due to the COVID-19 crisis.

This course is designed to provide knowledge and expertise necessary to plan and conduct combined audits while the customary lead auditor is unable to visit the ship. Within the scope of regulations and accepted audit principles and guidelines, this course will present methodologies for conducting effective audits using alternative means. Remote verification principles and methods for implementation of both formal and informal audit procedures will be examined and applied.

The course focuses on:

  • ISM/ISPS/MLC/ISO auditing requirements
  • Planning/structuring the audit
  • Use of information available ashore
  • Involving officers as audit team
  • Choosing “samples” & auditees
  • Notifications and communications
  • Verification using various means (records review, interviews, VDR, pictures and videos, etc)
  • Recording, reporting and follow-up of audits

Objectives

Participants will receive a sound understanding of alternative and/or remote auditing techniques and processes as well as management of an internal auditing program. They will also gain an appreciation for the role and importance of internal auditing programs within the maritime industry as related to Safety and Quality Management systems and learn about the requirements laid down in the ISO 19011 standard related to the performance of internal audits and verifications in an integrated management system.


Entrance regulations

Good prior knowledge of the audit process and of the ISM Code, ISPS Code and the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 is expected.

Who should attend:
Designated Persons (ashore), Company Security Officers, Quality Managers, Superintendents, Nautical Officers, Engineers

Duration: 2 half days, as a virtual online classroom training (approximately 7 hours online) 


Effective implementation and verification of a (safety) management system requires periodical internal audits. What happens when we are unable to visit the vessels or when the risk is too high? Such is the case today due to the COVID-19 crisis.

This course is designed to provide knowledge and expertise necessary to plan and conduct combined audits while the customary lead auditor is unable to visit the ship. Within the scope of regulations and accepted audit principles and guidelines, this course will present methodologies for conducting effective audits using alternative means. Remote verification principles and methods for implementation of both formal and informal audit procedures will be examined and applied.

The course focuses on:

  • ISM/ISPS/MLC/ISO auditing requirements
  • Planning/structuring the audit
  • Use of information available ashore
  • Involving officers as audit team
  • Choosing “samples” & auditees
  • Notifications and communications
  • Verification using various means (records review, interviews, VDR, pictures and videos, etc)
  • Recording, reporting and follow-up of audits

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