Why are IHM Surveys Important?

Due to the increased concern regarding various environmental issues, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) at the 2009 Hong Kong Convention to ensure that vessels are dismantled without posing a risk to people or the environment.

Under the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) regulation, shipowners are required to maintain an up-to-date inventory of Hazardous Materials throughout a ship’s entire lifecycle.

The Viswa Group’s IHM Hazmat Inventory Maintenance Software offers shipowners an intuitive, secure, and cost-effective way to maintain compliance with the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) requirements.

The Value of IHM Hazmat Inventory Maintenance Software

All ships weighing over 500GT are required to carry the Inventory of Hazardous Materials. Once our clients complete their IHM Survey and Approval report from any Class Society or chosen supplier, our team will upload their report to the database.

After our team uploads the report, our user-friendly IHM Hazmat Inventory Maintenance Software enables customers to easily:

  • Upload compliance documents from suppliers, certificates,
    images, etc., via a simple dashboard.
  • Update and maintain the IHM.
  • View IHM status and download reports.
  • Identify and upload missing documents needed for compliance.
  • Track hazardous materials on-board throughout their entire
    lifecycle, from construction to dismantling.

Industries We Serve

The Viswa Group has a global network of specialists and offices strategically placed to manage IHM for clients across the Marine Industry.


Benefits of Choosing The Viswa Group

The Viswa Group’s highly experienced Hazmat experts provide end-to-end support for our customers, including IHM development, maintenance, and management as per IMO regulations. We offer:

  • Hazmat inspection on board vessels in compliance with EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) and IMO MEPC.269 (68) requirements.
  • User-friendly software that helps ship and shore-based ship understand and comply with the regulatory requirements.
  • IHM for new and existing vessels, anytime, anywhere.

Breakdown of our IHM Software Capabilities

The Viswa Group’s IHM software supports ship and shore-based staff with IHM development, management, and maintenance by making it easy to identify hazardous materials on board, minimizing manual input, and ensuring a smooth approval process.

Our IHM software provides:

  • Flexible, Cloud-Based Software with Global Access
  • Full Overview of IHM Management
  • Full Transparency on Processes, Procurement, and Maintenance
  • Hazmat Inspection Report Template
  • Plausibility Check for Material Declarations (MD) or Inspection
  • Standardized Forms and Reports
  • Automatic File Sync MD’s and Updated IHM to Ship’s Directory