ISO for Shipping – Internal Auditor for ISO SERIES: 9001, 14001, 45001


The Module lies on the need for the development of in-house or independent ISO 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 aspects of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 in relation to shipping are examined, while a number of case studies and practical references are used to strengthen the understanding. Attendees of the seminar will be able to:
  • Appreciate the provisions of ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and the way they can be successfully implemented in any shipping company,
  • Develop compliance with management systems culture regarding shipping onboard / ashore operations,
  • To successfully conduct management systems internal audits customized for the needs of any shipping company and vessel type,
  • To understand the complexity and interoperability of the documentation according to ISO 9001, 14001, 45001,
  • To support shipping companies and vessels onboard and ashore during External Audits on ISO 9001, 14001, 45001.


  • 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 ISO
  • A brief analysis of the ISO Standards 9001, 14001, 45001 (scope & structure)
  • Auditor traits, qualification & techniques
  • Development of Audit plans
  • Carrying out Internal Management Systems Audits both ashore and onboard ships:
    • Specific Audit checklists
    • Reporting Procedures
    • Corrective Action & follow up
    • External Auditing procedures
    • Relevant Documentation
    • 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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