cursus IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) / HazMat Expert

By completion of this course you will have the knowledge to carry out an IHM survey onboard vessels. You are prepared to get certified as an approved IHM / HazMat expert. All ships are subject to having a hazardous material survey and must carry out onboard a ship-specific IHM. Vessels should have an Inventory Certificate (for EU flagged vessels) or a Statement of Compliance (for non-EU flagged vessels calling at an EU port).

cursus IHM / Hazmat expert

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Cursusprijs: € 1.250,00

- BME Opleidingen instituuts-examen

- bezoek aan boord van een schip
- lunch

*Genoemde prijzen zijn exclusief BTW / prices are excl. VAT


Course content:

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation (SOLAS, ILO, IMO, HK-Convention, Basel-Convention, IHM)
  • EU Ship Recycling Regulation
  • Basic lay-out of vessels in general
  • IHM preparation for new and existing vessels
  • Hazardous Materials knowledge (i.e. asbestos, ceramics, Chrome-6, lead, ODS, PCB, PFAS/PFOS, HBCDD)
  • The use of personal protective equipment
  • Sampling (theory and in practice) - preparation of a Vessel Sampling Checking Plan (VSCP)
  • Sample analysis, analysis methods and result interpretation
  • IHM reporting and approvals
  • Calculation of amounts based on the analyzed results
  • Essence of IHM protocols and work instructions
  • Essence of IHM maintenance

The student will also participate in carrying out a survey onboard a vessel.

The training will be provided at one of our training locations and is including lunch.

To become an approved IHM Surveyor you will need:

  • to complete the training
  • to take an exam
  • to have a positive result on your exam
  • to complete the training day onboard a vessel
  • to pass an audit onboard the vessel


The training duration is: 4 days.

Course price

€ 1.250,00 (excl. VAT)