Basics of a Quality Management System according to ISO 9001 for Shipping Companies

Training course on the structure and basic requirements of the standard ISO 9001 and how to implement them.

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  • Category:

    Management Systems


To understand the structure and basic requirements of the standard ISO 9001 and know how to implement them in the company ashore and on board.

Entrance regulations

Knowledge of marine management systems, in particular ISM.
Knowledge of shipboard operations

Who should attend:
Shipping Companies: Management: Techn. Director (CTO), Manag. Director (CEO), assistance;
Inspection: Superintendent, Fleet Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Assistance;
Quality / ISM: Quality Manager, Designated Person, Assistance
On Board Personnel: Nautical Officers, Engineers

Duration: 1 day

Ships form a vital link between business partners. They carry their valuable products to their customers. Therefore, more and more charterers of vessels and industry customers of shipping lines ask for a certificate according to ISO 9001. They want to receive reliable and error-free transports and wish to see an evidence for systematic and well organized work. Since more than 20 years, the international standard ISO 9001 provides the framework for effective and efficient quality management systems.
This course provides basic information about the requirements of the standard ISO 9001.
You will acquaint yourself with methods of implementation of a quality management system in shipping companies and on board its ships. You are going to understand the synergies between the requirements of ISO 9001 and the ISM Code.
If you are a Manager, Designated Person, quality representative or superintendent, you will learn how to integrate a quality management system into an existing Safety Management System according to the ISM Code. Further information about the certification process completes this practical workshop.
Typical problems arising during the implementation and improvement of a management system are addressed. The interaction with the trainer and participants with their own experience from various areas of the shipping industry facilitates the identification of suitable solutions. Throughout the course you are guided by our trainers who are well-experienced in implementing and auditing of quality management systems.

The course focuses on:

  • Elements of the ISO 9001 standard
  • Parallels with and differences to the ISM Code
  • Integrated management system: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISM Code

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