Maritime Certification in Infection and Prevention Solutions
Head of Section - Advisory Americas
The Certification in Infection Prevention - Maritime (CIP-M) is a Goal-Based Protocol developed together with DNV GL Maritime and is designed to recognize excellence in infection prevention and control programs tailored to the client’s needs and different types of operations.
Risk of infection cases among crewmembers, workers, or passengers and need to demonstrate excellence in infection prevention and control.
Building on the Certification in Infection Prevention (CIP) Program requirements released by DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc in January 2019. The Certification in Infection Prevention - Maritime (CIP-M) is a Goal-Based Protocoldeveloped together with DNV GL Maritime and is designed to recognize excellence in infection prevention and control programs tailored to the client’s needs and different types of operations.
The Certification in Infection Prevention Maritime (CIP-M) considers national and international principles demonstrating organizations’ commitment to mitigate infection risks vulnerabilities against, for exampleANVISA, ANP, DPC (Brazil), CNLOPB, CNSOPB, Transport Canada (Canada), CNH and ASEA (Mexico), USPH and USCG (USA), EU SHIPSAN Act, etc.
In addition to using the CIP requirements as the basis for conducting assessment activities, the requirements can be used to facilitate management system design, hazard identification and risk assessment, gap analyses, as well as training.
The scope of the Maritime CIP-M Program has been customized to suit the processes onboard a ship. It is goal-based rather than prescriptive and is being aligned with existing maritime codes and standards (ISM Code, VSP, SOLAS etc.). The scope encompasses curb-to-curb principle. The Certificate is valid for 3 years, with annual surveys.
The Company is responsible and accountable for developing and implementing an Infection Prevention and Control System (IPCS) that is included in the Company’s Quality Management System (SMS). Some aspects covered by the IPCS are:
- Resources allocated for management of the IPCS.
- Infection Prevention & Control Risk Assessment of shipboard operations and arrangements.
- Communicable disease surveillance and monitoring.
- Maintenance of equipment used for infection prevention and control.
- Comprehensive emergency preparedness program.
- Definition and selection of isolation areas and protocols.
- Continuous improvement through review of quality data.
- Maintenance of a sanitary environment for prevention of outbreaks.
- Implementation of transmission-based precautions.
- Occupational health precautions for crew
|Phase 1: Pre-audit / Gap assessment|
|1a: Document review||1b: Document review|
|Phase 2: Certification readiness|
|2a: Closing the identified gaps||2b: Training of crew and office staff|
|Phase 3: Certification|
|3a: On-board survey||3b: Certification|
- Recognition for demonstrating excellence in infection prevention and control
- A trust driver towards stakeholders
- Confidence that you are mitigating infection risk vulnerability in line with best practices and principles
- Survey performed by healthcare specialists and experienced ship/offshore surveyors.