What does ILAMA do?
ILAMA plays a significant role in the international maritime and offshore oil and gas safety scene. By sharing its members’ views, experience and technical papers, ILAMA ensures that Regulatory Bodies and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) are aware of their collective concerns.
ILAMA members design, manufacture, inspect, repair, service and test a wide variety of certified life-saving equipment, meeting the appropriate national and international standards. The continuous development of products which enhance safety at sea relies on ILAMA members maintaining contact with Regulatory Bodies in order that proposals and requirements, which are developed, have industry and practical relevance.
What does ILAMA do for its members;
- monitors standards applicable to members’ activities for mutual benefit,
- provides a forum for discussion of safety issues arising out of the wide-ranging surveillance carried out by its members and
- lobbies for action by appropriate authorities.
What can ILAMA do for you?
- Represent your views at IMO and other international bodies
- Provide a forum for discussion and advice on topics of interest to the life-saving appliance industry
- Keep you abreast of forthcoming changes in legislation and standards.
How does ILAMA achieve this?
- ILAMA has been awarded Observer and Consultative status at IMO (NGO status). Through this, it is able to comment on forthcoming legislation and present technical papers on topics of concern.
- Through its relationship with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and Marine Directorate at the European Commission, ILAMA is also participating in the primary discussion processes formulating new/revised European regulations.
- ILAMA members sit on various internationally recognised committees to assist in generating and improving international standards for life-saving appliances.