QHSE department ensures effective implementation of Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Management System by:-

  • Ensuring that IRCLASS Quality, Environment, Health and Safety policy and objectives are implemented at all levels within Indian Register of Shipping;
  • Implementation of new international and national requirements, related to IRS QMS & EHS;
  • Implementation of IACS council and IACS Quality Committee decisions in the QMS of IRS;
  • Training of all the IRCLASS personnel on Quality, Environment, Health & Safety management requirements;
  • Plan & facilitate the external audits by ACBs, Flags or any other interested party;
  • Planning, organizing and carrying out internal audits and vertical contract audits;

IRCLASS Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Management system is maintained by conducting annual assessment in accordance with requirements by certification body.

The IRCLASS QHSE Department oversees and provides implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of the IRS Quality Management System (QMS) & IRS Environmental, Health & Safety Management System (EHS) in compliance with the following standards / requirements:-

  • IACS QSCS – International Association of Classification Societies Quality System Certification Scheme;
  • Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008)
  • Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2004)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management System (BS OHSAS 18001:2007)
  • The Code for Recognized Organizations (RO Code)

In pursuit of Customer Satisfaction, Quality of Services provided, Occupational Health & Safety of its employees and to positively influence the safety performance of the industry and protection of the Environment, IRClass is committed to:


  • Providing excellence in quality of service,
  • Meeting stated and implied needs of customers and other stakeholders by complying with applicable Rules and Regulations,
  • Regularly monitoring and reviewing the realization of Quality and Process Objectives, and
  • Continually improving the effectiveness of its Quality Management System.


  • Providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace aimed at prevention of injury and ill-health to all employees,
  • Preventing pollution of the Environment related to the processes and activities under its control and establishing a framework for defining, monitoring and reviewing Safety & Environmental policies, objectives, indicators and targets,
  • Creating awareness amongst employees and other stakeholders on adopting safe working practices,
  • Complying with applicable legal and other requirements, and
  • Continually improving systems by recognizing, developing, adopting and promoting best practices within the industry.

1. What is International Association of Classification Societies Quality System Certification Scheme?

This volume is a subset of IACS Procedures. It deals with the Quality Management System Certification Scheme of IACS. Read More on IACS

2. Who can certify towards compliance of International Association of Classification Societies Quality System Certification Scheme?

Accredited Certification Body (ACB) as defined in IACS QSCS carry out audits towards compliance of Quality System Certification Scheme for the IACS Members.


Management Representative:

Email: MR@irclass.org

Department Head

Mr Roy Kuriakose, Sr. Principal Surveyor

Head of QHSE, Training & Information Services

Email: roy.kuriakose@irclass.org

Tel: +91 22 30519 472/ +91 22 71199 472

For all QHSE related matters: qhse@irclass.org

EU RO MR TA is a process of Type Approval Certification (TAC) of products intended to be installed on board a ship, in compliance to requirements of European Union Recognized Organization Mutual Recognition (EU RO MR).

The EU RO MR TAC is issued in pursuance of Article 10 of the Regulation (EC) No 391/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council from 23 April 2009 on Common Rules and Standards for Ship Inspection and Survey Organisations.

Technical Requirements applicable to products under MR are adopted by the EU ROs pursuant to same Article 10. These Technical Requirements are amended from time to time. Click Here (link to http://www.euromr.org/technical-requirements ) to see latest TR’s

The MR TAC is intended to enable Mutual Recognition (MR) of certain type-approved products, through the uniform application of MR Technical Requirements, to enable those products to be installed on board ships for which MR TACs are issued by one or more of the EU ROs. Click Here (Link to following Tier 1 to Tier 5  products) to know about list of products eligible for MR Type Approval.

  1. Circuit Breakers
  2. Contactors
  3. Electric Driven Motors < 20 kW
  4. Fuses
  5. Display Monitors, Video Screens, Terminals
  6. LV Enclosures & Boxes
  7. LV Transformers
  8. Mechanical Joints
  9. Resin Chocks
  10. Switches
  11. Sensors
  1. Accumulator Battery
  2. Air Pipe Automatic Closing Device
  3. Cable Ties
  4. Class III Pipe Fittings
  5. Computers and PLCs
  6. Electrical/Electronic Relays
  7. Electric Cables - Heating Cables
  8. Expansion Joints
  9. Flameproof Luminaire (Lighting Fixture)
  10. Plastic Piping Systems (Components)
  1. Adjustable Steel Chock
  2. Air Compressor
  3. Battery Chargers
  4. Boiler Remote Level Indicator
  5. Cable Trays & Ducts (Glass Reinforced Plastic)
  6. Cable Trays & Ducts (Metallic)
  7. Connecting Systems for Cable Repair (Cable Splices)
  8. Electrical Actuators for Valves
  9. Insulation Panels for Provision Rooms & Chambers
  1. Circuit Breakers with Electronic Devices
  2. Contactors with Electronic Devices
  3. Tachometer
  4. Temperature Gauges and Transmitters
  5. Thermal Insulation of Organic Foams for Piping
  6. Valves for Bilge Systems
  7. Valves for Freshwater Systems
  8. Valves for Lubricating Oil & Hydraulic Oil Systems
  9. Valves for Sanitary Systems
  10. Valves for Seawater Systems
  1. AC Semiconductor Controllers
  2. Control and Protective Switching Devices
  3. Electronic Power Units for Valve Control
  4. Electro-Pneumatic Level Transmitters (EPLT)
  5. Flow Gauges/Transmitters
  6. Level Gauges/Transmitters
  7. LV Soft Starters
  8. Pilot Devices
  9. Pressure Gauges - Transmitters
  10. Valves for Fuel Oil Systems
  11. Valves for Cargo Systems


QHSE Certificates

IACS QSCS Certificate



QMS ISO 9001: 2015 Certificate

Scope:- The development, verification of standards in the design, construction and maintenance of ships, mobile offshore drilling units and other marine related facilities.


EMS ISO 14001:2015 Certificate

The Environmental activities and supporting processes associated with the activities related to provision of the following services for design, construction, maintenance of ships, mobile off shore drilling units and other marine related facilities.


OH&S ISO 45001:2018 Certificate

The Occupation Health & Safety activities and supporting processes associated with the activities related to provision of the following services for design, construction, maintenance of ships, mobile off shore drilling units and other marine related facilities.


Quality Assessment and Certification of Organisations (QACE)

Description:- QACE is an entity for Quality Assessment and Certification of Organisations Recognised by the European Union-CIC


EN ISO 14065:2013

Verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport (EU-MRV)