Auditing and Consulting Services
Safety auditing is the assessment and or evaluation of product, process, unit and/or safety in its totality against known standard[s] and requirements. Consulting is the advice and/or work that is to be performed for the safety or organization that is necessary to improve both quality and productivity of the safety against known standard[s], requirements and/or practices. Both auditing and consulting are the two wings for the successful and effective operation of the business and safety management.
Auditing finds out what is necessary to bring the system of the organization in compliance.. Audits can be of different types such as system audits, safety audits, process audits, area and/or department audits. Audits has to be performed with independence-i.e. auditor can not audit his/her own area[s] of responsibility and/or function.
Consulting addresses and implements those findings which help maintain functionally effective system that improves the bottom-line of the business.
To find an experienced and professional auditor and/or consultant is a challenge that many organizations face in this competitive environment. If your consultant has no auditing experience, especially third party audits, this organization may not help you successfully, as they are not exposed to other side of the world of the audits, thus may not in totality understand the requirements of the applicable standard[s].
When selecting auditing and consulting services, following factors should be considered:
o Expertise of both worlds- Auditing and Consulting.
o Firm fixed price-No surprises.
o Guaranteed Results.
o Total Customer Satisfaction.
o On Time and as promised Delivery of Services.
o Post Delivery Services
Most companies give appropriate priority to safety and realises that safety has to be managed like other areas of the business. For the shipping industry, it is in the professionalism of seafarers that the safety culture must take root.
It is relatively unusual for new types of accidents to occur on board and many of those that continue to occur are due to unsafe acts by seafarers. These errors, or more often violations of good practice or established rules, can be readily avoided. Those who make them are often well aware of the errors of their ways. They may have taken short-cuts they should not have taken. Most will have received training aimed at preventing them but, through a culture that is tolerant to the 'calculated risk', they still occur. The challenge for trainers and training, and managers ashore and afloat, is how to minimize these unsafe acts, how to instill not only the skills but also the attitudes necessary to ensure safety objectives are met. The aim should be to inspire seafarers towards firm and effective self-regulation and to encourage personal ownership of established best practice. Internationally recognized safety principles and the safeguards of best industry practice have to become an integral part of an individuals' own standards.
To this effect “INTERSHIP LTD.” offer onboard training to provide results to the shipping industry:
- Company Specific Induction Courses
- ISM & ISPS Code
- MARPOL / OPA90 / BWM
- Ship Sanitation and ILO Conventions
- 3rd Party Inspections (PSC)
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Life Saving,SOLAS Training
- Fire Fighting Training
- Risk Assessment
- Portable Gas Detection Equipment
- Vessel General Permit (VGP)
- OWS and Incinerator Operation
- Bunkering operations
- Oil Record Book
- ECDIS, GMDSS, Passage Plans, Bridge Team Management
- Mooring Operations
- Computer Basic Training
Auditing is one of the elements that makes your safety management system (SMS) complete. It fits neatly into the 'check' component of your Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.Audits help you to identify problems, risks, good practices and avoid or minimize the mistakes and unsafe acts. The information gleaned from well-conducted audits is a company asset that far outweighs the modest investment. The degree to which the organization values and uses this asset is dependent on how audits are performed.
Our company has a comprehensive inspection program, covering the following areas:
- Vessel Particulars
- Previous Inspections
- Crew Management
- Crew Qualifications
- Life Saving Appliances
- Fire Fighting Appliances
- MARPOL & Pollution Prevention
- General Appearance
- Bridge, Navigation and Communications Equipment
- Machinery Space
- Mooring and Lifting Equipment
- Construction and Stability
The techniques of auditing with an qualified, approved and practicing auditor in charge of the auditing program have changed from a reactive and control based form to a more proactive and risk based approach. This enables an auditor to anticipate possible future concerns and opportunities as well as identifying current issues, thereby becoming a catalyst for change.
If you are interested in further information on our services then please contact us and we will gladly discuss