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September 2018


Praxis tool helps generate and maintain IHMs

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Shipyards, vessel owners and operators will soon be responsible for developing, certifying and maintaining an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) to accompany the ship throughout its life. To support its clients in preparing IHMs, Bureau Veritas is creating a new digital IHM compliance and reporting tool.

Named Praxis, the user-friendly application will help IHM experts, surveyors, shipyards and ship owners in the IHM process and validation. It encompasses development, laboratory analysis reporting, and verification, as well as maintenance and client communication regarding IHM related updates.

With a first version issued in August and intended for IHM experts, the mobile app’s functionalities include creation of inspections and on-board checking/tagging/sampling, report generation, and Neptune connection for automatic collection of ship data. A V2 is scheduled for October with upgrades including client access and laboratory reporting functions.