To prepare your Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for approval and certification, we have updated the STAR EAM System. The functionality and user interface ensure smooth management of the IHM requirements and assure your compliance.
It is the ship owner’s responsibility to ensure continuous conformity of the inventory in compliance with the regulations during the entire lifetime of the ship. However, the manufacturer’s responsibility is to provide documentation about the equipment and material they deliver. The STAR EAM solution is designed to import any updates to the MD/SDoC documentation automatically.
As the fleet manager, you can reduce the workload for your suppliers. Notifying them which products you already have the MD/SDoC documentation on when placing the PO. Our SISCommerce e-trading platform supports the exchange of documents between the trading companies. When suppliers upload their documentation, the ship owners/managers automatically receive it, and the STAR EAM replication engine will distribute it to all vessels having this material/equipment onboard.
What are the IHM requirements?
The IHM was adopted in the Hong Kong International Convention (HKC) in 2009 and is required by the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) 2013. Which states that ships flying a flag of an EU/EEA and third-party ships visiting EU/EEA ports and anchorages shall have a valid and certified IHM on board from 31. December 2020.
Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM) is a document identifying all potentially hazardous materials onboard a vessel. The documentation shall be maintained throughout the life of the ship. In addition to the list, a Certificate on Inventory of Hazardous Goods is required onboard.
Prepare for IHM Certification
In order to prepare your IHM for approval and certification, the STAR EAM System has been updated with a functionality and user interface that ensures smooth management of the process. The system holds the information needed to support all requirements, and this is applicable both for:
- Technical accounts
- Spare parts
The IHM requirement is not only applicable for inventory materials but just as necessary for the ship structure material and the equipment installed. Tagging the IHM is just one of the features that the STAR EAM System covers. The software also allows you to identify which class of hazardous materials you have onboard and how they should be handled. It holds a library of the UN codes used to classify such material, providing additional vital details for the crew’s internal processes and anyone being potentially exposed to it.
It is also possible to link the MD/SDoC document or any other necessary certificate that may apply for the material for each object on board.
Each item’s IHM details are also visible in the STAR Suite Mobility Apps, supporting users at their work location. While online, the users have access to the entire STAR Suite, even on their mobile devices. The applications made for offline use are designed to support users in their daily operations.