In June 2018 Allium were commissioned to undertake a full asbestos management survey in support of a Part 1 Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) survey whilst the ship was berthed in Dubai.
We have a strong history of undertaking asbestos management and refurbishment surveys on many types of vessels from tugs and hovercraft to submarines and ocean liners. Our survey reports utilise bespoke report formats with marine construction terminology.
Due to the nature of the marine industry, ships may enter drydock for maintenance and repairs all over the world regardless of origin and we were able to provide a survey team on-site with very short notice to complete the 4 day survey.
The Inventory of Hazardous Materials is a requirement of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 and acts as a live register of potentially hazardous materials on board vessels including, but not limited to, oils and fluids, paints and coatings, ionising radiation sources and asbestos products. IHMs are required to all vessels over 500 gross tons.
Different IHMs are required at different stages of a vessels life and in a similar fashion to dealing with asbestos surveys in buildings a part 1 IHM is required at build stage with updates during the life of the vessel, with part 2 and 3 required prior to scrapping.