Inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) maintenance service

Maintaining compliance for the entire service life of a vessel does not happen by itself. Any change on board must be notified and an updated IHM-report is required every time something changes. For example: after a refit or intensive docking, it is possible that hazardous materials have been brought onboard. Our IHM Maintenance service simplifies the update process, prevents unnecessary re-sampling and reduces costs.

Completing an IHM survey and possessing an approved report, is only the beginning of being compliant. It is the ship owner's responsibility to ensure continuous conformity of the inventory. The digital system NautilusLog makes it easier to maintain your IHM report during the full life cycle of the ship. Why this is so convenient? We simplify work, prevent unnecessary re-sampling and reduce costs with our IHM Maintenance Service.


Health and safety onboard requires active and constant attention. Further, a maintained Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) is indispensable for minimizing health risks to a vessel’s crew and to meeting mooring requirements. An IHM covers the entire life cycle of the vessel, from construction, throughout its active service life, until dismantling. 


Together with NautilusLog we assist you in maintaining your IHM. Our system is tailored to the needs of every ship owner and is usable on every mobile device; from manual to fully automated enterprises. Once an IHM report is created (independent of the earlier chosen supplier), it’s uploaded to the database where it can then be updated automatically at any time. This also optimizes your purchasing process and can prevent hazardous materials from being installed at all.


If you have a purchasing system, your purchase information is automatically transferred in the background without further work. Alternatively, we also support you in importing other formats and input options.


The system controls and automates all relevant procedures, as well as documentation for each area of the ship. We automatically archive in your interest and thereby reduce the workload, but not the completeness, for all involved. Also missing information such as SDOCS and Material Declarations are automatically requested and collected by us from your suppliers.


The tool makes it possible to simplify inventories and use the smartphone app to send legally required notifications to the employees. Flexible and scaled data can also be transferred to external systems, so that laboratories, certification companies, crew and management are integrated in the business process and maintain the ship’s lifecycle.

IHM Maintenance Emergency Kit

Completing an IHM survey and possessing an approved report, is only the beginning of being compliant. It is the ship owner's responsibility to ensure continuous conformity of the inventory. After an initial survey, you want to update your IHM after a purchase for the system of the vessel. 

We know that sampling is a time-consuming task, especially the preparation. Therefore, we created the IHM Maintenance Emergency Kit. With this kit you can quickly take a sample after a single install on board and send it yourself to one of our laboratories. This saves you a lot of time and money.


Our IHM experts are on standby 24 hours a day. If needed, inspections can be performed as you continue your journey. Samples are analyzed in our own laboratory. This means that the results can be made available to you in the shortest time. With a presence in all major ports around the world, our services are available whenever and wherever you need them.


For more information about our IHM or IHM Maintenance Service or IHM Maintenance Emergency Kit, please contact:
Jos Geene
t +31 (0)88 – 214 66 00



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