This revised document was issued on 15 June 2023 and will enter into force on 1 July 2023.
This Classification Note sets out the minimum requirements that must be met by firms providing services such as measurements, tests, or maintenance of safety systems and equipment.
These services are utilized by Surveyors in their decision-making process.
The objective of this Classification Note is to establish requirements for the approval and certification of service suppliers.
These requirements apply to both initial audits and audits conducted for renewal purposes.
In addition, the procedures outlined in this document, along with the specific requirements stated in Annexure I for various categories of service suppliers, will be followed by the International Register of Shipping (IRS).
If the flag Administration specifies any additional requirements, they must also be taken into consideration.