Ensuring Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling Facilities
The ship recycling industry plays an important role in the conservation of global energy and environmental resources. Although most of the items and materials in a ship are subject to recycling, the presence of environmentally hazardous substances like asbestos and hydrocarbons can be harmful for the environment and human health. For this reason, an appropriate system for controlling these hazardous substances needs to implemented so as to eliminate their negative impact. For ship recycling operations to be carried out optimally and in compliance with national and international standards, a ship recycling management system needs to be implemented.
What is ISO 30000?
ISO 30000 lays down the requirements for a ship recycling management system that enables a ship recycling facility to develop and implement procedures, policies and objectives that helps them to carry out safe and environmentally sound ship recycling operations. It is a holistic approach to ship recycling that incorporates all the necessary legal requirements, safety standards and environmental aspects that a ship recycling facility needs to take into account and be in compliance with. ISO 30000:2009 is applicable to any ship recycling facility that aspire to establish, implement, maintain and improve a safe and environmentally sound management system for ship recycling.
What does ISO 30000 cover?
ISO 30000 covers the entire ship recycling process from the acceptance of a ship for recycling by the facility, to all the intermediary processes such as hazard assessment, compliance with national and international regulations, waste management and other necessary procedures up to the final stage of the ship recycling process.
How was ISO 30000 established?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) introduced ISO 30000 with the cooperation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a UN agency and other international organizations. ISO 30000 supports and supplements the work of IMO, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in developing codes of practice and guidelines for ship recycling.
What are the key benefits of ISO 30000:2009?
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