IHS Fairplay DPA Handbook
A practical guide to the role and responsibilities of the Designated Person Ashore (DPA), under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.
About the Designated Person Ashore (DPA):
“This is the person based ashore whose influence and responsibility should significantly affect the development and implementation of a safety culture within the Company.”
Extract from IMO Circular (MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.5 section 4.1)
Shipping faces many challenges and the DPA’s role is continually evolving to meet these challenges. The DPA is essential to the safe management of the Company’s ships, the communication between ships and shore and the support given to the shipmasters and crews to enable them to do their jobs properly.
This book, published in association with Regs4ships, will be of value to both experienced and newly appointed DPAs and others at management level for its background information, safety management guidance and comprehensive coverage of many vital topics such as regulations, auditing, management systems, self-protection, accident and Near-Miss analysis and Port State Control.
It includes many practical case studies and check lists.
The author (Mick Caulkin) and his colleagues at Regs4ships are experienced Merchant Navy officers, Port State Control Inspectors, flag State surveyors and auditors.
DPA Handbook Updates are available as a supplement to the DPA Handbook, and provide quarterly updates on changing regulations, plus insight into new legislation, accidents, and other matters of interest, including what it means to the DPA and how it might impact their operations. Buy the companion set of quarterly DPA Handbook Updates to stay current on the latest developments throughout the year. The loose leaf format of the DPA Handbook allows for easy integration of the companion Updates into a master binder.