Fees for the certification process are calculated based on the amount of work time consumed (the number of work days required to carry out the examination) and depend on the size of the company (number of employees directly related to the SMS) as well as the type and number of vessels operated. PRS S.A. offers national and foreign shipowners the certification of the Safety Management System (SMS) in accordance with the International Code of Management for Ship Safety and Pollution Prevention (ISM code). Is it possible for a company with multiple pavilions to be certified? Yes, the DOC is issued by mutual agreement between the option services concerned. The company confirms the acceptance of the offer by the return of the signed order confirmation. In the event that the company requests the certification of its office with a larger number of vessels, the contract for certification and monitoring of the safety management system is in preparation. Recognized by more than 110 flags, RINA relies on a global network and highly qualified auditors who can find and find the most appropriate solutions to improve weaknesses in management systems and avoid gaps. When conducting audits, we also consider the specific requirements of each Flag Administration. We can also do ISM certification for vessels that are not classified with us.
In addition, RINA Academy offers training on the security management system in accordance with the requirements of the ISM code (DPA, internal auditor and refresher course). Administration – the state government whose ship has the right to fly. Additional review – an assessment of the effectiveness of the company`s corrective measures with respect to major non-compliance, non-compliance or changes to the safety management system. The purpose of the audit may also be to conduct a more in-depth review of the selected fragments or to the entire operation of the safety management system and to take corrective action. Birthday – the day and month of each year corresponding to the expiry date of a corresponding document or certificate. Annual/intermediate control – a periodic evaluation to establish that the effective operation of the company`s office/ship safety management system is maintained and that the changes made are effective. The purpose of the examination is to confirm the validity of the certificate possessed. Company – owner of the vessel or another organization or person, such as the manager or charter of the vessel, who took responsibility for the operation of the vessel by the owner and who, by taking on this responsibility, agreed to assume all the obligations and responsibilities of the ISM code. Compliance Document (DOC) – a document that was issued to the company, which means that the company SMS has been verified and meets the requirements of the ISM code for the types of ships covered by SMS. Initial audit – a comprehensive evaluation of the company`s and/or vessel safety management system to determine if the relevant requirements of the ISM code are being met. The purpose of the audit is to issue a corresponding certificate. International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) – the International Code of Management for Safe Ship Operations and Pollution Prevention, as adopted by the 18th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as amended by the Organization.