(ISM Surveyor or Lead Auditor Course)
Certified by Cognicert UK- www.cognicert.com
Effective implementation and verification of a (safety) management system requires periodical internal audits. The approach to and scope of an audit differs widely from an inspection.
The requirements for auditing the management system within companies and on board ships have highlighted the subject of competence of internal auditors.
Our course provides you with the knowledge and expertise necessary to plan and conduct combined ISM audits and verifications. Through the use of interactive group exercises you will also improve your communication skills and thus strengthen your overall performance as an auditor.
The first part of the auditing process resembles an inspection activity (verification of compliance and identification of non-conformities). This course will provide shipping and offshore company employees with the knowledge and tools necessary for performing and managing internal auditing procedures. Verification principles and methods for implementation of both formal and informal audit procedures will be examined and applied.
Participants will receive a sound understanding of auditing techniques and processes as well as management of an internal auditing program. They will also gain an appreciation for the role and importance of internal auditing programs within the maritime industry as related to Safety and Quality Management systems and learn about the requirements laid down in the ISO 19001 standard related to the performance of the internal audits and verifications in an integrated management system.
A written exam will test your level of achievement with respect to the learning objectives and be used as a basis to issue a certificate.
Certificate by Cognicert UK- www.cognicert.com
To qualify participants as Lead auditors (ISM) enabling them to prepare and conduct internal audits/verifications within their shipping companies in accordance with accepted auditing principles. Prior knowledge of the three standards is expected.
Good knowledge of ISM Code
Who should attend:
Shipping Companies: Designated Persons (ashore), Company Security Officers, Safety Managers, Superintendents, Nautical Officers, Engineers
Duration: 5 days
The course focuses on:
Introducing to Maritime Safety Management and the International Safety Management (ISM) Code;
The Aims, Structure and Content of the ISM Codes;
ISM Requirements & implementation Problems
Quality, Health, Safety & Security Auditing
Theory and Practice of Auditing
Methods & Auditing Tools and Checklists
ISM audit and verification requirements
Common features and differences
Techniques that contribute to the success of communication processes within audits
Planning, preparation, performance, recording, reporting and follow-up of audits
Principles and best practices of harmonized audits and verifications
Practical audit preparation, execution, follow up and monitoring
Practical handling of Audit Findings and follow up (internal vs external audits)
Interim DOC and SMC Audits
Initial DOC and SMC Audits
Handling of non-conformities including root cause analysis and corrective actions
Annual verification or renewal of the Document of Compliance
Intermediate verification or renewal of Safety Management Certificates
Suspension and withdrawal of certification
Auditing Case Studies
- Duration: 3 days
- Training Methodologies
- Case Study
- Individual Exercises
- Role Play
- Group Exercises
- Group Presentation
Assessment and Qualification
Learning is assessed through:
- 4 hours open examination. Passing the exams qualifies the candidate for Cognicert ISM Code Lead Auditor (CPD Certificate)
- Practical experience of 4 SMC or DOC Audits with activity log qualifies participants for our Cognicert ISM Code Lead Auditor (Lead Auditor Category) I.D Card and Certificate