Case Study
Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) Training

An international construction engineering company enlisted the expertise of Lucion Services to provide their surveyors with specialist training to understand the requirements of the 2009 Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships and the EU Regulation MEPC 269(68) which requires all ships (over 500 tonnes) visiting EU Ports, or those with an EU Flag, to have an approved Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) by December 2020. 

An IHM is a document in which all potentially hazardous materials onboard a vessel that could pose a risk to the health and safety of people or the environment are located, identified and evaluated. Hazards that are commonly found on vessels include Asbestos, PCBs, TBTs, ODS and other microbiological contaminants.

Value of Training Delivered
Delegates Per Course
Delegates Trained

The subject of identifying and managing hazardous materials in a marine environment is very complex and includes references to legislation and regulations that apply in various different territories and countries. Presenting this information in a clear and effective manner to ensure delegate understanding is a significant challenge and required expertise, knowledge and competency in both training and the subject matter.

In addition, with such a large number of delegates the logistics of delivering training in several locations within a set timescale is a significant challenge that requires a large resource and capacity for delivery.

The Solution

Our Marine Experts have designed a bespoke training course that is delivered over 5 days and covers all key information regarding IHM surveys, including the legislation, hazard identification, analysis and reporting. 

We allocated a team of 3 experts to deliver the training in groups of 15 delegates per course over a 10 month programme, including in Croatia and Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. 

We engaged with the clients supervisors and human resource teams to overcome language barriers with training materials presented in multiple languages and arranged translators to be present for practical elements of the training to ensure delegate engagement and understanding.