For oil companies and offshore contractors chartering offshore vessels, compliance with the ISM Code is not sufficient enough anymore. In future they will only want to charter well maintained and well managed vessels as prescribed in the OVMSA Best Practice Guide for Offshore Vessel Operators. Companies operating offshore vessels will have to take these new recommendations into account.
Although it is not mandatory, OVMSA is a way for vessel operators to distinguish themselves from others and they will start to feel a certain pressure from the industry to conform. As more companies adopt OVMSA it will become the new standard expected by all in the offshore industry.
The workshop provides practical support to improve your overall performance beyond what is required by the ISM Code and other management systems. It covers the purpose and scope of OVMSA Best Practice Guide and introduces the 12 principles of management practice for offshore vessels.
Participants will be familiarized with the systematic approach used in the self-assessment process and learn how to make beneficial use of the measurement data collected by the vessel operator.
By the end of the workshop participants will understand the objectives and requirements of the OVMSA Best Practice Guide and the cycle for continuous improvement. Furthermore, they will know how to use and apply the self-assessment tool to existing ISM based safety management systems.
During the course the following areas will be covered:
- Comparison ISM Code requirements and OVMSA Guidance
- The PAMI (Plan, Act, Measure and Improve) cycle for continuous improvement
- Working with KPIs (key performance indicators) and using them as a basis for decision making
- Conducting a gap analysis
- A practical step by step approach for application of the self-assessment tool
- Offshore operations, specialized activities and management of contractors
- The management of change process
Please have a look at our website for more information about our new "Offshore vessel management and self-assessment (OVMSA) workshop".