CheckIt reduces ISM inspection and audit costs across a fleet

Simon Beechinor Inspection management, Safety data, Safety management 0 Comments

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The costs and consequences of a major incident on board a ship at sea are extremely high. Checkit is an ideal inspection management tool for the maritime sector. It helps manage the huge amount of management data across an entire fleet and multiple office sites instantly and online – Most significantly, in an age of small crews operating a vessel on tight schedules, CheckIt is proven to enhance productivity on board and substantially reduce inspection and audit costs.

Unhappily Port State Control detentions due to ISM failures are still quite common and the costs and consequences of being detained are serious. The objectives of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code are to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of damage to the environment and property. Similarly, the objectives of the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS) are to ensure the security of ships and port facilities. A shipping company is responsible for implementing effective safety and security management systems to ensure that both these objectives are met. Where this is done properly the risk of vessel detention can be minimised and costly fines and Port State Control detentions avoided.

The effective implementation of both ISM and ISPS also has a significant impact on the global reputation a fleet enjoys. It helps no one when a vessel from a particular fleet enters port but is viewed with suspicion by the local authorities. However the management of both ISM and ISPS codes can be onerous, particularly where there are several different nationalities involved in the management of the vessel. Not only does the language barrier sometimes hinder the proper management of ISM and ISPS, but so does the geography when management is diverse and spread across several geographical locations let alone across a fleet a several dozen vessels.

With the Checkit solution, there is no manual data entry and vessel inspection and audit data is instantly available online for the management and reporting of performance across your fleet. Checkit allows for data entry from paper using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, browser or the Checkit app for smartphones and tablets. With Checkit, your vessel inspection data instantly available for company wide reporting and analysis. Checkit also has an action management tool for tracking and closure of corrective actions identified in the inspection process.

Checkit is ideal for managing data and corrective action from any inspection process in the maritime environment.

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