A Management of Change (MoC) system is a combination of policies and procedures used to evaluate the potential impacts of a proposed change and avoid unacceptable risks.
An effective MoC strategy requires establishing, documenting, and successfully implementing formal policies to evaluate and manage both temporary and permanent modifications in the rig or ship. Including equipment, materials, operating procedures and conditions, and personnel. The STAR Maritime EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) system enables the establishment of the strategy and the performance of MoC in daily operations.
Types of Changes
Most changes controlled by an MoC program fall into one of three main categories, in which the functionality of the STAR software covers all three:
1. Assets and equipment – addresses equipment or technological changes.
2. Operational – changes in administrative controls or management system.
3. Organizational – includes personnel and staffing modifications, in addition to HSEQ and organizational changes.
An impact assessment includes a checklist of whether the change can have an impact on the following: