A Guide to Managing Maintenance in Accordance with the Requirements of the ISM Code (IACS Rec 74) (eBook)

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A Guide to Managing Maintenance in Accordance with the Requirements of the ISM Code (IACS Rec 74) (eBook)

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This document aims to assist ship operators in meeting the requirements of the ISM Code with respect to shipboard maintenance.It provides guidance on the development and improvement of maintenance management systems by establishing the principles on which they should be based, and by identifying their fundamental elements.

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The management of shipboard maintenance is often regarded as an entirely technical matter, somehow unrelated to safety and pollution prevention, and the exclusive responsibility of the technical staff. As a result, shipboard maintenance is the least-developed and weakest element in many management systems. This increases the risks to personnel, property and the environment, and can result in substantial costs arising from repairs and operational delays. It not only threatens ISM certification, but also increases the risk of port state control detentions.


CHAPTER 1 What the Code Says About Maintenance

Compliance with relevant rules and regulations

Reporting and investigation of technical deficiencies and non-conformities

The Corrective Action Process

CHAPTER 2 A Systematic Approach to Maintenance

Maintenance intervals


Inspection methods

Permit-to-work systems

CHAPTER 3 What Records Should be Kept

CHAPTER 4 The Identification and Testing of ‘Critical’ Equipment

Checklist of Principal Maintenance System Management Controls


Title: A Guide to Managing Maintenance in Accordance with the Requirements of the ISM Code (IACS Rec 74) (eBook)
Number of Pages: 25
Product Code: WS1556EA
Published Date: November 2017

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