Water Safety Plans

A Water Safety Plan (WSP) is a comprehensive risk assessment and management plan that encompasses all steps in water supply, from source to consumption, in order to ensure the safety of portable water.

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Water safety management is becoming a greater priority in light of the current and pending guidance and legislation, public awareness and high profile water-related issues within the marine industry and therefore the issue of potable and recreational water safety management should be a key element of any corporate risk management policy.

In response to this, we have developed an accredited inspection programme that covers every aspect of a ship’s water management operation and ultimately results in the issue of a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) to the vessel which becomes part of the owner’s due diligence documentation.

Our comprehensive audit approach and the resulting inspection document ensures an audit trail for future reference and provides auditors of your SMS or QMS, both internal and external, with a comprehensive audit document that ensures an audit trail for continuous improvement. In the event of system contamination, an illness outbreak or other water quality assurance issue, the CoC would provide supporting evidence that the water system risks have been properly evaluated, due diligence carried out and therefore prevent any exposure to expensive litigation, negative publicity, or global brand damage.

In addition, a CoC provides all stakeholders (guests, staff, management, shareholders, insurers, travel agents etc) with the assurance that water safety management is not only taken seriously but also has been ratified by an independent body as being over and above minimum legal requirements.

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