What are IHM's and SRP's
Whether an IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials, a structured system to control hazardous materials onboard ships) or SRP (Ship Recycling Plan, at the end of their operational lives prior to recycling) ensures hazardous materials do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health, safety or to the environment.
One of the materials found on board ships that possesses the greatest risk to long-term health is asbestos. The use of asbestos on ships has been banned since 2002 and yet it is still regularly detected. The national differences in legislation and regulation regarding asbestos raises many questions.
Despite the clear and unambiguous prohibition of asbestos containing materials (ACMs), asbestos is still found on various locations on board ships. Moreover, ships that initially were free of asbestos appear to have asbestos on board because of repairs at shipyards and/or of purchasing spare parts at a later stage. This highlights the need for vigilance and periodic re-inspection of maintenance and refit works.
Whether you are at sea, moored at port or laid up at the shipyard, we ensure you always meet the legal requirements.