We are pleased to announce that our latest publication, and the first output from the Human Element Committee, “Recommendations for Management of Cargo Alarm Systems” is now available for download. We would like to thank the working group for their efforts in producing this publication. This is a free publication which can be found in the Publications section of this website.
This publication recommends the implementation of alarm management philosophies for cargo alarm systems on gas carriers. The recommendation is for ship owners to work with system designers, Classification Societies and shipyards, to create a management system for cargo alarms on each ship. The information in this publication is based on existing philosophies in the ISM Code, the Code on Alerts and Indicators, the IGC Code and IEC 62682. Alarm management is a good example of how Human Element considerations can lead to improved safety performance.