ISM Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly and Annually Safety Checks on Ship

International Safety Management System
Safety checks that needs to be carried on board ship are discussed here, have a
look at them.

ISM required regular checks up of the
safety equipments and other machineries for safe navigation and to safeguard
the seafarer who are working onboard. Every Company has its own checks lists,
but mostly has similar items that are given below. Changes in the list might be
because of the type of ship and its requirements. This list is for the
container ship.

ISM
Weekly Safety Checks

·  
Lifeboat
·  
Ventilation
Damper-DC Holds
·  
Watertight
doors
·  
Bell
and Gong
·  
Dead-Man-Alarm,
Bridge
·  
General
emergency alarm
·  
GMDSS
equipment / Navtex Receiver
·  
Lifeboat/two-way
VHF
·  
Public
address system
·  
Radio
equipment/DSC facility
·  
Breathing
apparatus cylinders
·  
Launching
appliances
·  
Lifeboat
·  
MOB-Buoys
·  
Rescue
boat
·  
Emergency
bilge suction valve in engine room
·  
Emergency
starting air compressor
·  
Unmanned
engine extension alarm
·  
Bilge
oily water separator
·  
Lifeboats,
engine
·  
Rescue
boat, engine
·  
Emergency
fire-pumps
·  
Fire-pumps
·  
Emergency
batteries
·  
Radio/GMDSS
batteries
·  
Emergency
Escape Lights

Rescue Boat Lowering Procedure

ISM
Monthly Safety Checks

·  
Cargo
holds bilge alarms
·  
Launching
appliances / falls
·  
Rescue
boat – Suspension wires/slings
·  
Lifeboats
·  
Means
of Embarkation and Disembarkation
·  
Means
of Embarkation and Disembarkation / Wires
·  
Portable
gas detection calibrated
·  
Portable
oxygen analyzer calibrated
·  
Rescue
boat
·  
Aerials
& Insulators
·  
Emergency
eye-wash stations
·  
Emergency
Position Indicating Radio Beacon-EPIRB
·  
ECDIS
·  
First
Aid Kit
·  
Magnetic
Compass check for air bubbles
·  
Radar
/ filters / Holding down bolts
·  
Navigators
emergency call
·  
SART
– search and rescue transponders
·  
Breathing
apparatus
·  
Escape
breathing apparatus
·  
Fire
plan outside the accommodation
·  
Lifeboat
equipment
·  
Life
saving appliances
·  
Test
emergency generator on load (min 2 hrs)
·  
Bilge
oily water separator
·  
CO2
Fixed fire-fighting system
·  
Cold
Storage/Provision – emergency alarm/call
·  
Engine
room alarms
·  
Engine
room ventilation stop
·  
Fire
dampers manual operated
·  
Fire
dampers remote operated
·  
Engineers
emergency call
·  
Scavenge
air fire-fighting
·  
Water
mist system in engine room
·  
Ventilation
fans shut down.
·  
Rescue
boat, engine
·  
Bunker
tank level alarms
·  
Engine
room bilge alarms
·  
Dead-weight
cocks in engine room (self closing cocks)
·  
SOPEP
Equipment
·  
Sounding
pipes E.R
·  
CO2-room
/ exhaust fan
·  
Contactors
for winches
·  
Emergency
lights
·  
Fire
detection system
·  
Magnetic
doors, auto-close
·  
Smoke
sampling detectors
Life Boat Lowering Drill
Life Boat Lowering Drill

ISM
3 Months Safety Check

·  
SOPEP Manual
·  
Deck
and Hull bilge alarms
·  
Lashing
equipment
·  
Lifeboats
·  
Mooring
ropes/wires
·  
Resuscitation
equipment
·  
International
Shore Connection
·  
Lockers
for fire-fighting equipment
·  
Cofferdam
bilge alarms
·  
Emergency
steering system
·  
Emergency
telegraph
·  
Main
engine emergency stop
·  
Fire
dampers/inlet flaps remote operated
·  
Fuel
oil pump emergency stop
·  
Fuel
oil tank quick closing device
·  
Oil
mist detector alarms
·  
Flame
screens
·  
Spark
arresters / exhaust main engine and boilers
·  
Purifier
alarms
·  
Alternator’s
switchboard safety device
·  
Electrical
Circuits continuity
·  
Navigation
and Signal Lights

ISM
6 Months Safety Checks

Watertight doors
“Fire-alarm / each activation point (push-button)”

ISM
Annually Safety Checks

·  
Inflatable
lifejackets
·  
Magnetic
compass – properly compensated to less than 6° when passing Panama.
·  
Unannounced
drug and alcohol
·  
Ballast
tanks condition
·  
Breathing
apparatus air recharging system
·  
Compressor
system for Breathing Air Supply
·  
Fall
Arrest and Fall Protection Equipment
·  
Loading
Instrument:
·  
Rescue
boat On-Load release gear
·  
Escape
breathing apparatus
·  
CO2
portable extinguishers
·  
Emergency
Escape Breathing Apparatus-EEBD
·  
Fire
hoses
·  
Portable
extinguishers – powder – foam – water
·  
Portable
extinguishers – cartridge driven
·  
Bunker
lines and valves
·  
CO2
fixed fire-fighting system
·  
CO2-plants
/ low pressure system /piping /tank support
·  
Lifting
devices, chains, blocks and swivels
·  
Fire
detection system
·  
Radio
room – batteries
·  
EPIRB
– test of – during renewal of radio certificate
·  
Life
rafts
·  
Lifeboat
launching appliances
·  
Lifeboat
On-Load release gear

ISM
2 Year Safety Checks

·  
Hazmat
recurrent training
·  
Water
tanks and void spaces
·  
EPIRB
– hydrostatic release
·  
Breathing
apparatus

ISM
2.5 Year Safety Checks

Means of embarkation and
disembarkation/Wires

ISM
3 Year Safety Checks

·  
Lifeboat
provisions
·  
Lifeboat
first aid kit
·  
Pyrotechnics
·  
MOB
Signal
·  
Speed
line ignitors and rockets

ISM
5 Year Safety Checks

·  
Launching
Appliances/ Falls
·  
Means
of embarkation and disembarkation/Wires
·  
Launching
appliances / falls
·  
Breathing
apparatus / bottles
·  
Escape
equipment / bottles
·  
CO2
fixed fire-fighting system
·  
Fixed
fire-fighting systems / control valves
·  
Lifting
devices, chains, blocks and swivels.
·  
Launching
appliances for life rafts and lifeboats
·  
Lifeboat
on-load release gear


So these are the checks that you need to
carry out. There might be others also, feel free add below by commenting below
on this topic ISM Safety Checks.

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