Our COVID-19 Solution for IHM
Sampling and visual checks are normally done by our trained HazMat experts, however, because of COVID-19 and the global restrictions on travel, it is frequently impossible to send HazMat experts onboard.
The good news is that Grieg Green has a solution! We call our solution “Crew sampling”, and this is approved by most classification societies.
What is Crew sampling?
Crew sampling is a service Grieg Green has developed to help our customers getting an inventory of hazardous material when it is impossible for our HazMat surveyors to attend the vessel. The customer appoints a qualified person to take the samples onboard the vessel and to carry out visual checks. Grieg Green appoints one of our experts to remotely carry out the necessary training and guidance for this person to safely take samples. Data and images of the checkpoints are continuously quality assured by our expert during the sampling process.
Is it safe?
If a trained HazMat expert cannot attend the vessel, we believe that the most qualified people to take samples of hazardous material are the people who are continuously surrounded by these materials. Seafarers know the vessel, they are routinely carrying out maintenance tasks and they know how to carry out risk assessments. In addition to this, Grieg Green provides a comprehensive training package with HazMat specific risk assessments and safety guidelines and our appointed HazMat expert is monitoring the process remotely and will answer any questions that may arise.
Who should be appointed to be sampling responsible?
Every ship is different. We frequently see that the Master or the Chief Engineer wants to take the lead in the sampling process. After all, they are indeed the most qualified onboard. The most important aspect is to select an officer who is safety-minded, knows the ship, and the company’s safety management system well.
How do Grieg Green’s HazMat experts assist in Crew sampling when they are not on board?
We have developed an IHM internet portal where the ship specific VSCP is available. All necessary training material can also be found here. Once a sample has been taken, our HazMat expert can verify that the information and the pictures have the right quality and provide constructive feedback to the sampling responsible person on board.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our IHM team today and learn more about Grieg Green’s IHM services.
Deputy Head of Services
M: +47 993 80 145
Vilde M. Lyngstad Hageselle
Sales & Project Manager
M: +47 905 76 076