Management System

As classification societies play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, reliability, and compliance of ships, they often implement robust management systems to support their operations. These management systems help classification societies maintain effective processes, manage risks, and continuously improve their services. At WRS Class we provide certification for your management systems based on ISM Code, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 45001, etc.

Here are some key management systems commonly implemented by classification societies: 

Quality Management System (QMS): A QMS outlines the policies, procedures, and processes that a classification society follows to ensure consistent service delivery and

customer satisfaction. It typically adheres to international standards such as ISO 9001. The QMS covers various aspects, including document control, internal

audits, corrective and preventive actions, and customer feedback mechanisms. 

Safety Management System (SMS): An SMS focuses on ensuring the safety of classification society operations and the well-being of its employees. It encompasses policies, procedures, and practices to identify and mitigate risks, manage incidents, conduct safety training, and promote a safety culture within the organization. It aligns with international standards such as the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. 

Environmental Management System (EMS): An EMS helps classification societies manage their environmental impact and comply with applicable environmental regulations. It includes procedures and controls to monitor and reduce energy consumption, waste generation, and emissions. It may align with international standards like ISO 14001 and incorporate measures to promote sustainability in the organization's operations. 

Information Security Management System (ISMS): As classification societies handle sensitive information, an ISMS is essential to protect the confidentiality, integrity,

and availability of data. It involves risk assessments, security controls, incident response mechanisms, and ongoing monitoring to safeguard information assets. The ISMS may align with international standards such as ISO 27001. 

Training and Competence Management: Classification societies maintain systems to ensure that their employees have the necessary knowledge, skills, and qualifications

to carry out their roles effectively. This involves defining competency requirements, providing training programs, conducting assessments, and maintaining records of personnel competence. 

Risk Management: Classification societies implement risk management systems to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with their operations. This includes analyzing risks related to surveying ships, developing risk mitigation strategies, monitoring risk controls, and continuously improving risk management practices. 

Continuous Improvement and Innovation: Classification societies emphasize a culture of continuous improvement and innovation to enhance their services. They encourage feedback from clients, employees, and stakeholders, conduct performance evaluations, and leverage technological advancements to drive innovation in their processes and service offerings. 

These management systems help classification societies like WRS class to maintain high standards, deliver consistent services, manage risks effectively, and continuously enhance their operations. They align with industry best practices and relevant international standards to ensure the quality, safety, and reliability of the classification society's services for ships.