ISM Code – Internal Auditor


The Course lies on the need for the development of in-house or independent ISM Auditors capable to carry out all the necessary steps for the successful compliance and documentation of any shipping company that manages or operates vessels of any type. All the aspects of ISM Code Provisions are examined, while a number of case studies and practical references are used to strengthen the understanding of Attendees.

Attendees of the seminar will be able to:

  • Appreciate the provisions of ISM Code and the way they can be successfully implemented in any shipping company,
  • Develop safety and environmental culture regarding shipping onboard / ashore operations
  • Conduct Internal Safety Audits customized for the needs of any shipping company and vessel type,
  • Understand the complexity and interoperability of the documentation according to the ISM Code
  • Support shipping companies and vessels onboard and ashore during External ISM Audits


  • Marine professionals with a direct relationship to ship’s operation & management, seeking an update and practical approach of their existing knowledge
  • Professionals seeking to increase their employability capacity within the shipping industry
  • New entrants in the shipping management and operation sector (i.e BSc & MSc graduates)
  • Marine Officers who seek a highly appreciated certificate for a shipping career ashore


No special prerequisites are needed to attend the course.


Estimated duration: 16 Hours (Three separate sessions of 4, 6 and 6 hours duration respectively)

  • History & background of ISM Code
  • Analysis of the ISM Code chapters
  • Company’s structure/organization scheme – Building Safety culture
  • Auditor traits, qualification & techniques
  • Development of Internal Audit plans
  • Carrying out Internal Safety Audits (ashore and onboard ships) including:
    • Specific Audit checklists
    • Reporting Procedures
    • Corrective Action & follow up
    • External Auditing procedures
  • Case Studies


Mr. Constantinos E. Avtzigiannis has graduated from the University of Macedonia and has completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Wales (Postgraduate Diploma in Port & Shipping Administration) and at the University of Manchester (M.Sc in International Business Management). He posses numerous professional certifications from Classification Societies (Bureau Veritas, DNV – GL, LRS, NKK), USCG, and the University of Portsmouth. He has worked in Operations and Quality / Safety Departments of ship management companies and from early 1994 he is an independent consultant in Safety / Quality / Security Management in shipping and land industries, working also as DPA/CSO/MLC Manager in ship management companies. He is Management Systems Lead Auditor (non-exclusive) for BUREAU VERITAS CERTIFICATION since 2009 and previously has worked also for DNV in the same capacity. Amongst his other professional undertakings is lecturing in shipping studies colleges. In the past, articles of his, covering issues related to maritime history, safety & environmental protection, and maritime security have been published in professional magazines.


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450 EUR

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