IMCA Publishes Safety Rep Handbook

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a new tool for the industry – the ‘Safety Committee Representative’s Handbook’ (IMCA SEL 035), for use by safety committees on board vessels undertaking marine operations, recognised by IMCA as an excellent way of promoting and managing safety issues.

The handy wire bound A5 handbook is international in scope, and is written in straightforward and simple language. As well as providing guidance and information on a range of safety related topics it also covers the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how a safety committee works including:

• The function, remit and structure of safety committees
• How they affect welfare and the working environment
• Where safety representatives can find further information.

There is a chapter on some of the fundamental safety processes that are of importance to offshore personnel including risk assessment, safe systems of work, control of hazardous substances, manual handling, working at height and lifting operations.

It is now available for downloading free of charge for members and non-members alike at www.imca-int.com, and printed copies are available at £10 for members and £20 for non-members from publications@imca-int.com

SMP Summer 2014 Update

What a year so far here at SMP. Thank you all for your continued support and custom.

We have seen record levels of in-house manufactured items leaving the doors including our new IMCA approved Launch and Recovery Systems, Containerised DDCs & Hot Water Machines, as well as increased sales for Diving Helmets, Bandmasks and Underwater Tools.

For more details about our product range either download our 2014 product brochure or view our products online.

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We’ve also had a clearance of some of our second hand stock in order to make room for some new developments at our premises in Lancashire, UK. Some second hand stock still available but going quick. See what stock is still available here & make us an offer.

Why SMP?

SMP Ltd has the skills and capability to design, build and deliver the best quality commercial diving and hyperbaric equipment worldwide. Our growing product range has been tried and tested by many industry leaders, with all our in-house manufactured products designed to meet IMCA and ADC standards and as a result are exported worldwide to more than 85 countries.

We guarantee the highest degree of safety and product quality throughout the production processes, which is certified to meet the requirements of ISO 9001 and we have an environmental management system to meet the requirements of ISO 14001:

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Our Sales Team and Technical Advisors from our UK office are available to offer any advice or help. Please call +44 (0)1772 687775 Mon – Fri (9am – 5pm). Alternatively email sales@smp-ltd.co.uk and we will get back to you.

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IMCA Making Waves – SMP Hyperbaric Reception Facility

Our Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) has been featured in the June 2014 edition (Issue 71) of Making Waves.

Making Waves is the official quarterly magazine from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)

IMCA Making Waves June 2014

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SMP Attend 2012 IMCA Annual Seminar in Amsterdam at Okura Hotel

The 2012 IMCA annual seminar will take place on 28–29 November at the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands on the theme: Marine and subsea operations: a culture of sustainability.

 

The seminar will represent the interests of all four of IMCA’s technical divisions – marine, diving, remote systems & ROV and offshore survey.

 

Keynote presentations will be given by the former Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Jan Peter Balkenende, Andy Woolgar of Subsea 7 and IMCA’s current president, Ronnie Bonnar, Managing Director of Repsol Nuevas Energias, Cato Hordnes, Advisor Subsea and Diving Intervention of Statoil and Ruud Zoon, Managing Director of GDF Suez.

 

The conference splits on both days into three parallel sessions – Marine, Diving and ROV & Survey. Full details can be found on the programme page or a programme can be downloaded here.

 

A full range of workshops and networking events are planned for both days, starting with a welcome reception on 27 November at the Okura Hotel. The seminar dinner on 28 November at Fifteen and a drinks and buffet reception at the Renaissance Hotel in the historic city centre under the copper dome of the 17th century Koepelkerk.

2012 IMCA Annual Seminar

The 2012 IMCA annual seminar will take place on 28–29 November at the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands on the theme: Marine and subsea operations: a culture of sustainability.

The seminar will represent the interests of all four of IMCA’s technical divisions – marine, diving, remote systems & ROV and offshore survey.

Keynote presentations will be given by the former Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Jan Peter Balkenende, Andy Woolgar of Subsea 7 and IMCA’s current president, Ronnie Bonnar, Managing Director of Repsol Nuevas Energias, Cato Hordnes, Advisor Subsea and Diving Intervention of Statoil and Ruud Zoon, Managing Director of GDF Suez.

The conference splits on both days into three parallel sessions – Marine, Diving and ROV & Survey. Full details can be found on the programme page or a programme can be downloaded here.

A full range of workshops and networking events are planned for both days, starting with a welcome reception on 27 November at the Okura Hotel. The seminar dinner on 28 November at Fifteen and a drinks and buffet reception at the Renaissance Hotel in the historic city centre under the copper dome of the 17th century Koepelkerk.

For more information please visit: 2012 IMCA Annual Seminar

2012 IMCA Annual Seminar

The 2012 IMCA annual seminar will take place on 28–29 November at the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands on the theme: Marine and subsea operations: a culture of sustainability.

International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)

International Marine Contractors Association

International Marine Contractors Association

IMCA is the international trade association representing offshore, marine
and underwater engineering companies.

Interests
IMCA represents the collective interests of the members in offshore and related activities, including, for example:

  • Marine operations
  • Diving
  • Remote controlled systems including ROVs
  • Offshore survey/positioning systems

Interfaces
IMCA promotes close co-operation by interfacing with:

  • Oil & gas and other offshore operators
  • Governments and other regulatory bodies
  • Other trade associations

Objectives
The main objectives will be to promote members’ common interests, including to:

  • Strive for the highest possible standards with a balance of risk and cost, in: health and safety; technology, quality and efficiency; environmental awareness and protection
  • Achieve and sustain self-regulation in the industry
  • Ease the free movement of equipment and personnel globally
  • Achieve equitable contracting regimes
  • Provide the framework for training, certification, competence and recruitment to support and sustain the industry globally
  • Resolve industry issues
  • Promote co-operation across the industry.

 

Means to Deliver Objectives
IMCA has a number of committees and work areas. Each of these also has its own objectives, set at the beginning of each year and listed on the website. To deliver the Association’s and the committees’ objectives, IMCA will:

  • Ensure endorsement of and continually improve IMCA guidelines
  • Ensure endorsement of and continually develop IMCA competence schemes
  • Publish global codes of practice, guidance notes, industry briefings, discussion papers and other media
  • Promote the use of common and practical industry good practice
  • Promote standard contracts to foster the ideals set by the industry and improve relations, increase efficiency and reduce overall cost
  • Monitor legislation affecting the industry
  • Provide a forum for discussion
  • Hold meetings, workshops and seminars at various levels and in various locations
  • Ensure the needs of members are adequately and properly addressed
  • Encourage research and development of new technology
  • Provide a single voice to speak on behalf of members where there is a common interest.

 

Member Undertakings

  • Members are actively encouraged to take part in the affairs of IMCA
  • Members agree to further the aims and objectives of IMCA and to promote self regulation
  • Members are actively encouraged to adopt the safety/technical/good operational practice guidelines produced by IMCA, but a trade association cannot make this mandatory and IMCA cannot make adoption of standard contracts mandatory
  • Members in the ICO and CO categories agree to be audited against IMCA’s safety/technical/good operational practice guidelines where required by a client contract
  • Members shall not use IMCA for illegal or illegitimate purposes, or bring IMCA into disrepute.

IMCA – In Depth brochure
To download a PDF of IMCA – In Depth brochure use the link below:
IMCA In Depth Brochure

IMCA – Making Waves Publication
IMCA publish the Making Waves publication which is sent to all IMCA members 4 times a year.  This can also be downloaded via the IMCA website using the link below:
IMCA Making Waves

SMP Supply High Demand From Commercial Diving Contractors

In recent months, we have noticed a considerable increase in worldwide demand from commercial diving contractors for commercial diving equipment.

In particular we have been quoting a lot of commercial diving air systems for commercial diving contractors who require large diving equipment as a result of winning offshore diving contracts.  For example we recently received an order from Africa for a complete diving system including containerised hyperbaric chamber and air diving control panel, machinery container with HP and LP breathing air compressors and HP gas storage, hydraulic diver launch and recovery systems, Kirby Morgan diving helmets and Bandmasks.

As a member of both IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) and ADC (Association of Diving Contractors), we are well known to commercial divers and commercial diving contractors wthin the UK, Europe and throughtout the world.  In the last 12 months we have fielded enquries from over 100 different countries throughout the world.

Our Facebook page contains over 4,000 commercial divers and commercial diving contractors throughout the world.  To view our Facebook page visit: SMP Facebook Page