ISO 30003:2009, Ships and marine technology – Ship recycling management systems – “Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of ship recycling management”, aims to instil confidence that the certification process has been carried out in a competent, consistent and reliable manner. The document will facilitate the recognition of accredited certification bodies and the acceptance of their certifications on an international basis.
The concern of potential environmental and human worker health and safety impact necessitates this independent certification because it provides confidence to the facility and its workers, environmentalists, the ship owner, governments, regulatory bodies and the general public that a ship recycling management system conforms to internationally harmonized requirements, is capable of consistently achieving its stated policy and objectives and is effectively implemented.
The document is targeted at third party audit and certification bodies, but can be of value to others involved in the assessment of management systems for the recycling of ships of all types and sizes, in both international and domestic trade.
ISO 30003:2009 will be useful for the shipping and ship recycling industries, shipyards, ship owners, maritime research institutes, universities for maritime technology, government ministries of shipping, navy, environment and labour, port authorities, classification societies and inspection agencies.