Under the ISM Code, ship managers and shipowners are required to understand and apply a Safety Management System (SMS) on their vessels.

This course will give you a thorough introduction to the ISM Code and how to apply and implement its requirements in the real world.

The course is fully self-contained and is suitable for newcomers to the ISM Code however, if you have previously attended an auditor course, you will be able to apply and build on your existing knowledge.

You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.  

Course duration

Classroom based: 1 day  

Virtual course: 2 days (6h maximum per day) 

Who will benefit?

This course is aimed at everyone whose duties involve safety, maintenance, and operations, including ship managers, personnel and crew managers, technical superintendents, designated persons, (ISM) auditors, masters, and ships’ officers.

Course objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of the ISM Code
  • Apply and impliment ISM Code requirements 

Course content:

Through interactive presentations and group discussions, the course covers:

  • The content, objectives and characteristics of the ISM Code 
  • The audit and certification process 
  • A summary of the requirements and guidelines contained within the Code