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IHM is 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.

We empower you to successfully compile your IHM to the highest standard, and ensure legislative compliance.

What we offer

A free to use and simple dynamic PDF template to assist you with you Inventory compilation. A specialist from our dedicated IHM Approval Teams takes care of the desktop approval, and finally a surveyor local to the vessel undertakes onboard verification and certification.

LR also offers independent approval of companies who provide shipbuilders and shipowners with expert IHM compilation and hazardous materials sampling/testing services against legislative requirements. To date we have checked and approved the procedures and operations of around 40 Hazardous Material expert companies.

What are the benefits?

We can help you minimise risk, potential liabilities, and enhance the safety of your ships’ crews by identifying, recording and controlling hazardous materials onboard your ships, in line with existing and forthcoming legislation.

A comprehensively compiled IHM will also assist with your in-house enviornmenal management systems and help demonstrate your commitment to safe and environmentally sound practices at the end of your ship’s life.

Why choose LR?

Our well established IHM service offers reputable and consistent global service delivery. 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.

LR has been the International Association of Classification Societies’ (IACS) representative at IMO for the development of the Hong Kong Convention.

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