Services

We stick to what we know to ensure we provide a superior service

accident investigation

Accident Investigation

When an accident happens take the positives and manage the negatives. We have internationally-acclaimed experience in major accident and incident investigation, to IMO Casualty Investigation Code standards, across the entire maritime spectrum. We can conduct investigations for you, or, provide advice on the intricacies of investigations that you are involved in. Our proven analysis methodology reveals the root causes of accidents with speed and precision – identifying the lessons to be learned and actions to take for preventing similar occurrences in the future.

Benefits

  • On-call access to expert investigation services
  • Advice on international investigation protocols
  • Managing the response to regulators
  • Investigation training
  • Expertise in maritime operations and access to other subject matter experts
risk management

Risk Management

We can assist you to develop a systematic risk management culture. Risk management support can be provided at the macro level, (Formal Safety Assessment or Safety Case), through to the micro level, (ensuring your staff have the skills to identify hazards and assess the appropriate controls).  We can write your risk standards for you or help facilitate the process.

Benefits

  • Build on internationally recognised risk management standards and practices
  • Focus on effective risk management not risk assessment
  • Risk management becomes a planning tool
  • Successfully achieve safety case approval

Increasingly health, safety and environmental performance is considered not only an integral part of qualifying for new business but is also a legal necessity.
We can assist you to develop a systematic risk management culture. Risk management support can be provided at the macro level (Formal Safety Assessment or Safety Case) through to the micro level (ensuring your staff have the skills to identify hazards and assess the appropriate controls).

Benefits

  • Build on internationally recognised risk management standards and practices
  • Focus on effective risk management not risk assessment
  • Risk management becomes a planning tool
  • Successfully achieve safety case approval
expert witness

Expert Witness

Together our team has over 75 years of extensive practical experience, academic achievement and awareness of contemporary maritime and offshore practices, making us objectively experts in our fields. Expert witness experience in cases ranging from simple rule of the road through to multiple fatalities.

Benefits

  • Deep maritime management and ISM Code experience
  • Experience in a range of court cases
  • Efficient preparation of expert reports
  • Understanding of contemporary maritime practices
compliance

Compliance

Compliance with regulations, standards, codes and guidelines is a challenge to any business but especially those operating internationally. Not only are international maritime regulations constantly changing but national interpretations are often at odds with each other. Compliance gap analysis is a useful tool for assessing your company’s level of compliance.

Benefits

  • Provides advice on how to achieve compliance
  • Identifying gaps in compliance and prioritising remediation actions
  • Interaction with regulators
  • Assessing level of compliance
Compliance with regulations, standards, codes and guidelines is a challenge to any business but especially those operating internationally. Not only are international maritime regulations constantly changing but national interpretations are often at odds with each other. Compliance gap analysis is a useful tool for assessing your company’s level of compliance.

Benefits

  • Provides advice on how to achieve compliance
  • Identifying gaps in compliance and prioritising remediation actions
  • Interaction with regulators
  • Assessing level of compliance
projects

Projects

Please call us with your problem. Where expert knowledge and independence is required, we will put together a skilled team with the knowledge, experience and capacity to deliver a bespoke solution ideally suited to your needs.

Benefits

  • Proven experience in creating solutions to complex problems
  • Strong academic & practical experience
  • Ability to remove complexity from problems and create clarity
  • Disciplined project management
health and safety

Health and Safety

INTEGRATED AND IMPROVED MANAGEMENT
Health and safety is an important management discipline. As with all other management specialisations, it requires a distinct set of knowledge, skills and experience to ensure that health and safety contributes to the success of your business. We can help you develop your health and safety systems beyond simple compliance. We have experience in facilitating clients’ developing a just culture, improving risk-awareness, developing effective communications and integrating Health and Safety At Work Act objectives into day-to-day operations.

Benefits

  • Beyond compliance culture
  • Obtain the objectives of health and safety throughout your organisation
  • Facilitate workforce involvement and build trust
  • Understand the gap between where you are and where you need to be
Health and safety is an important management discipline. As with all other management specialisations, it requires a distinct set of knowledge, skills and experience to ensure that health and safety contributes to the success of your business. We can help you develop your health and safety systems beyond simple compliance. We have experience in facilitating clients’ developing a just culture, improving risk-awareness, developing effective communications and integrating Health and Safety At Work Act objectives into day-to-day operations.

Benefits

  • Beyond compliance culture
  • Obtain the objectives of health and safety throughout your organisation
  • Facilitate workforce involvement and build trust
  • Understand the gap between where you are and where you need to be
management systems

Management Systems

TURNING COMPLIANCES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

Our unique experience allows us to provide services far richer than a simple tick box exercise. We work with you to develop your management system according to the objectives of the code or standard, rather than simply rewriting the document. Our open approach will build trust with your personnel to make your new or improved system real to those who need to work with it. We can help you to build trust with your regulator and develop a just culture throughout your organisation.

Benefits

  • Real management system that is continuously improved by your staff
  • Avoids compliance culture of going through the motions
  • Build trust inside the company to improve productivity
  • Build trust with regulators to allow you to spend more time improving your business and less time reporting
interim management

Interim Management

Finding experienced managers can be a challenge – especially at short notice. Experience is essential when managing a period of transition, crisis or change, within a business. SOUTH MS can help with provision of short or medium term interim management. We can also help with nuturing the experience of an internal appointment while building your maritime or HSE expertise.

Finding experienced managers can be a challenge – especially at short notice. Experience is essential when managing a period of transition, crisis or change, within a business. SOUTH MS can help with provision of short or medium term interim management. We can also help with nuturing the experience of an internal appointment while building your maritime or HSE expertise.