Members may call the Loss Prevention department for advice on matters ranging from information on commodities (e.g. precautions, stowage and hazards) to the latest piracy reports. Copies of IMO and maritime administration circulars are also available. Advice may be sought regarding existing regulatory requirements and forthcoming changes.
Various loss prevention publications and safety posters may be obtained from the Club. In addition, the Loss Prevention department regularly publishes News Articles covering the latest shipping developments worldwide and Safety Alerts concerning topics aimed at minimising future accidents and claims. Best practice in relation to particular marine activites is promulgated by means of Loss Prevention Bulletins.
A unique feature of the Club’s loss prevention programme is the ability to offer direct on-site assistance to Members in many parts of the world if they wish to develop and/or improve their safety management systems. This service was introduced several years ago for Members requesting “hands-on” support regarding compliance with the International Safety Management (ISM) Code having followed the guidance outlined in the Club’s award winning Safety Appraisal documents. Although ISM certification has been mandatory for most ships trading internationally and their operating companies for some time, such an exercise may present opportunities for Members to strengthen their safety management systems, thereby reducing the potential for loss.
The provision of training is yet another part of the loss prevention team’s role, and Members may request seminars tailored to their own requirements. The topics and duration of seminars are very much Member-led, and every effort is made to accommodate such requests given the importance of training as a means of minimising accidents. Popular seminar topics at the present time include "Port State Control: Paris MOU New Inspection Regime" and "Pilot Error: An Analysis of Major Claims".
The Club’s own “Bridge Resource Management” and “Engineroom Resource Management” courses (held in association with Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton), have also proved to be extremely popular.
For further information on the Club’s loss prevention services, please contact Mark Williams or any member of the loss prevention team.