The Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) is a list of hazardous materials, waste and stores in a ship. It identifies their location and approximate quantities onboard. Part I of the IHM is developed at the design and construction stage, and Part II and Part III are developed before a ship is recycled. The information provided by the IHM is utilised by ship recycling facilities in order to protect human health and safety and prevent environmental pollution.
The EU Ship Recycling Regulation which entered into force in 2013 allows the industry 7 years for compliance with the requirement to hold an IHM.
All EU-registered and all EU-visiting ships above 500GT will therefore be required to have a certified Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) onboard by the end of 2020.
The Inventory of Hazardous Materials is an essential tool for ensuring that potentially dangerous materials on board ship are kept in an environmentally sound condition throughout their lifespan and dealt with appropriately at the end of a vessel’s life.
Allium is able to assist with IHM surveys and record keeping using cloud-based software for instant access to your data.