Safety Management Systems

Gold Coast marine safety management systems

When it comes to boating, safety is paramount. The skipper of a boat is the person responsible for his/her passengers, the vessel, and other nearby water users.

Safety Management Systems (SMS) is a tool that’s used for helping to keep people and vessels safe. The SMS is a set of documents that outline how to operate a vessel safely, how to manage and control risks, how to handle an emergency, necessary training, record keeping and more.

Safety Management Systems | Gold Coast | Rod Twitchin Marine

All commercially registered vessels require a Safety Management System, or SMS, which will assist in promoting the requirements and responsibilities of:

  • The Owner
  • The Master
  • The Designated Person
  • The Crew

Rod Twitchin Marine has assisted many commercial operators by offering our expertise in setting up their SMS, to then formalising the document into a bound folder, and finally representing them aboard during the operational monitoring with MSQ (Marine Safety Queensland) as required. Our Safety Management Systems meet the requirements set out by AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority)

Over the years Rod Twitchin Marine has assisted a diverse range of commercial operators including:

  • 130’ Luxury Charter Vessels
  • Commercial Fishing Vessels
  • Small Ferry Operations

How a marine surveyor can help you with marine safety management systems

Rod Twitchin Marine can offer you a Safety Management System (SMS) for your commercial vessel. Given our strong history and experience working aboard commercial vessels as both Master and Engineer coupled with our Commercial Accreditation as a Marine Surveyor, we have the perfect match of experience and qualifications.

We can sit with the owner and crew to develop a tailor-made document that will meet the requirements outlined by AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) / MSQ (Maritime Safety Queensland). This will ensure your on-board safety and maintenance procedures/scheduling are well documented ensuring persons aboard are safe and that the upkeep of your vessel will be well managed.

When Operational Monitoring is required by MSQ, Rod Twitchin Marine will also be present to represent our document and consult with the crew and MSQ as or if required.

Find out more about how we can assist you with marine safety management systems. Contact us Monday to Friday between 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM or by appointment.