An Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) gives you insight into the presence of hazardous substances on board a ship. Think of asbestos, mercury, paints containing lead or PCBs. With this knowledge in your pocket, you can guarantee the safety of the people on board. In addition, more and more ports around the world are demanding an IHM if you want to dock the ship there. SiAl BV Marine can perform a full IHM for you.
An IHM report not only states which hazardous materials are present on board, but also in what quantities and what the properties of the substances are. For example, tests are carried out for the presence of asbestos, PCBs, mercury (compounds), cadmium (compounds), radioactive materials and Hexavalent Chromium. An IHM consists of various examinations and tests on board, in which a certified inspector collects samples for analysis in a recognized laboratory. An IHM report is “dynamic”, which means that the report develops continuously throughout the life cycle of a ship: in the construction phase, in the operational phase and in the recycling phase.
SiAl BV Marine can provide you with an official and certified inventory report to fully comply with European legislation. In addition, we can provide you with an action plan on how to handle these materials on board.