Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM)

A structured system to control hazardous materials onboard ships and achieve compliance with the Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

Your challenge

To minimise risk, avoid potential liabilities, and enhance the safety of your ships’ crews by identifying, recording and controlling hazards onboard your ships, in line with existing and forthcoming legislation.

Our capability

Not only are we the International Association of Classification Societies’ representative at IMO for the development of the Convention, but we have a long established track record of IHM certification. Since 2004, over 2,000 ships have entrusted LR to provide Inventory certification services, at new construction and in service, regardless of class, helping to promote better hazard management and sustainable ship recycling.

Our solution

A specialist from one of our IHM Approval Teams provides support and a Dynamic PDF file to assist you with your Inventory compilation, and then takes care of the approval, verification and certification. Hazardous Materials experts, approved by LR to national and international standards, are on hand to provide identification, testing and reporting of possible hazards onboard, such as asbestos. We empower you to successfully compile your IHM to the highest standard, and ensure legislative compliance.