Inventory of Hazardous Material – IHM Experts approved by DNVGL

Protect people and property onboard ship, and meet mooring requirements, with an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) from FMS.

What are the benefits of an IHM?

FMS in house experts can perform full Inventory of Hazardous Materials for your vessel(s), enabling you to:

  • Ensure a safe workplace for your employees.
  • Identify any dangerous substances on a ship, such as asbestos, mercury, lead-containing paints or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
  • Be compliant to current and future regulations, such as SOLAS and MARPOL
  • Take further actions, promoting the safety, usability and durability of your ship.

About the inventory

An Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) not only states which hazardous materials are present on board a ship, but also in what quantities and their specific properties. For example, tests are performed to establish the presence of asbestos, PCBs, mercury (compounds), cadmium (compounds), radioactive substances and hexavalent chromium. As well as onboard testing, an IHM includes research, during which a certified surveyor collects samples for analysis in an accredited laboratory. An IHM report is “dynamic”, meaning the report eventually covers the entire life cycle of a vessel: in the building stage, in the operational stage and in the recycling stage. For more detailed information about IHMs, please contact us and we can send you a brochure and infographic.

How can we help?

Flexible, fast and independent, our experts are certified to perform IHM analyses.

We are on standby 24 hours a day on +298 792000 and, if needed, we will fly our surveyor to your ship, so that analyses can be performed as you continue your journey while the samples are analyzed in our prefierd laboratory. This means that the results can be made available to you in the shortest time.

We can support the maritime sector across the full spectrum of environmental, safety and health related shipping issues.

We can be presence in all major ports around the world whit in hours, our services are available whenever and wherever you need them.