The survey is initiated by a kick-off meeting at which the ship surveyors and the crew are present. At the meeting, the final plan and the frames of the survey are agreed, including for example the scenario for the planned operational drill.
Tour of the ship and voyage
After the kick-off meeting, the ship departs.
During the voyage, the ship surveyors will walk around the ship, take a look at the technical equipment and talk to the crew members. The dialogue with the crew members will be based on the individual persons' field of work and responsibility and may, for example, be about occupational health (chemicals, heavy lifts or falls), marine accidents, maintenance, conditions of work (MLC) as well as certification, education and training.
In addition, the operational drill will be held during the voyage. After the drill, the crew must evaluate it in order for the Danish Maritime Authority to evaluate the safety management of the shipowner in practice. Furthermore, technical tests will be made in the form of random checks. The technical tests may, inter alia, consist in tests of batteries, alarms and public address systems.
At the final meeting, the shipowner will receive a report consisting, inter alia, of an overall evaluation that pays just as much attention to the conditions on board that work well as those where there is room for improvements. The evaluation will be discussed with the crew.
The evaluation consists of the following:
- The crew's handling of a marine accident (competences and quality of drills and training)
- Safety management and communication (how is the safety culture on board?)
- Maintenance management system.
The report will also contain any requirements and non-conformities that may have been found during the survey.