Approved HazMat Expert

Training course to qualify future HazMat experts in line with the IMO Hong Kong Convention

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  • Category:

    Environmental protection


To qualify future HazMat experts on preparing the Inventory of Hazardous Materials.

Entrance regulations

Previous shipping or HazMat knowledge

Who should attend:
Shipping Companies: Superintendents, Fleet Manager; Surveyors

Duration: 4 days

The course has been specifically developed in order to train HazMat Experts in line with the IMO Hong Kong Convention – SR/CONF/45 – and related 2011 Guidelines for the Development of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) – Resolution MEPC.197(62). The course outlines the rules and regulations in respect of ship recycling including requirements for ship owners and documentation of hazardous materials for allowing safe ship dismantling activities. Interactive case studies support the learning process during the theoretical part of the course. The practical part will take place on board a ship to help complete the aim of the course to prepare the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM). The preparation will include the development of a "Visual Sampling and Check Plan", the taking of samples onboard and the preparation of required documentation. Successful participation will be verified with an examination on the fourth day and confirmed with the awarding of a DNV GL certificate.

The course focuses on:

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Evaluation of onboard situation and preparation for onsite inspection
  • Communication and software tool
  • Safe working conditions
  • Conduction of onboard inspections
  • Taking of samples & statistics and on-site derivation from sampling plan according to unexpected situations
  • Analysis of samples and interpretation of analysis results
  • Preparation of reports and ship specific IHMs
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