Inventory of Hazardous Materials
Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM)
Track your IHM in an integrated HM system – all you need to know as a shipowner in relation to inventory of hazardous materials.
Creating an IHM is one of the fundamental practices that keeps the maritime industry safe and sustainable. Prepare and maintain IHM for your fleet with the help of provided templates in SERTICA.
What is IHM?
Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM) is a document identifying all potentially hazardous materials onboard a vessel. Hidden hazards are identified, located and quantified following IMO Resolution guidelines. The inventory replaces the Green Passport, adopted in the Hong Kong International Convention in 2009, and is a requirement by the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 2013.
Ensure compliance with HM Inventory
Completing an IHM is only the beginning of compliance. It is the ship owner’s responsibility to ensure continuous conformity of the inventory in compliance with the following regulations:
- Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (2009)
- EU Ship Recycling regulations (SRR)
Prepare for IHM certification
Manage the hidden hazards onboard ships as a natural part of your internal processes. By setting up a HM system, you ensure a smooth IHM certification.
The preparations include:
- Research which hazardous materials you have onboard
- Identify purchase orders containing hazardous materials (e.g. in relation to dry dock and hull painting or asbestos and Ozone Depleting Substances)
- Send Material Declaration (MD) and Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) templates to your suppliers
- Set up Analytics Report in SERTICA
Advantages of a HM System
Once you are working in a HM system, the advantages include less administrative work for preparation and maintaining of the IHM. Managing IHM in SERTICA, you can easily identify the hazardous materials on board and get complete transparency for processes such as procurement and maintenance.
Why do you need Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM)?
It is mandatory for ships operating in the marine environment, which are equal to or above 500 GT to keep an IHM. Navy ships and domestic ships are excluded. The inventory replaces the Green Passport, adopted in the Hong Kong International Convention in 2009. It is a requirement by the IMO RESOLUTION MEPC.269(68) and EU Ship Recycling Regulation 2013.