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JH-143: the standard for the assessment of maritime risks

The majority of the risk management surveys carried out by us are JH-143 inspections, in accordance with the format specified by the Joint Hull Committee of Lloyds. Within the scope of our risk estimation process we assess the activities and the operational process of ships or shipyards. We specifically focus on:

  • Identification of hazards;
  • Assessment of the attendant risks;
  • Determination of the control measures to be taken in order to reduce the risks;
  • Monitoring of the effectiveness of the control mechanisms.

 The most relevant risks to be monitored are:

  • Fire risks and shortening of the reaction time;
  • Launching risks;
  • Hoisting risks;
  • Health and safety of the persons involved in the activities;
  • Property of the company and property of third parties.

Risk report and score

In the report we assess in detail for each risk the risk level, on the basis of chance multiplied by probability. Eventually we determine the risk level of the entire project, expressed on a scale of A to E, A representing the highest and E the lowest score. The risk report is the most important basis for insurance coverage being granted or not.
In conclusion of our survey we draw up a list of recommendations and a comprehensive photo report, in which we state the recommendations briefly and concisely, but in particular clearly and constructively. We hand this list to the party at the survey site bearing the final responsibility and request this party to sign it.

What can our risk report do for you?

In the first place, the report will help you to reduce risks, determine priorities and target your resources on these issues. In the second place, a good risk score will enhance your reputation, which can be commercially advantageous for you. A high score is looked upon as a quality mark for work carried out safely, without damage, professionally and expertly.

Assistance with training and education

Obviously, the process of risk assessment does not end with the risk report. It is a continuous process, the aim being to improve safety and prevent damage. Training and education form an integral part of it. Would you like to know how Halyard Risk can help you with it? Please contact our advisers.

The risk factors listed below are taken into account by us during our JH-143 surveys:

  • Geographical and environmental risks;
  • General inspection of location and procedures;
  • Quality systems of production processes;
  • General housekeeping;
  • Management of subcontractors;
  • Permit to work systems;
  • Emergency response plans;
  • Fire-fighting systems and capability;
  • Equipment;
  • Monitoring and control of industrial gases;
  • Launching and sea trials;
  • Site safety;
  • Casualty history.