Ship Recyclers



India is a world leader in ship recycling. Despite a number of improvements brought about in working conditions over the years, the image of the ship recycling industry continues to be poor in matters of worker safety and environmental protection. ‘The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009’ (in short, the Hong Kong Convention or HKC), which was adopted at a diplomatic conference held in Hong Kong in May 2009, is expected to come into force very soon. Meanwhile, the European Union (EU) had gone ahead and spelt out its own guidelines for certification of Ship Recycling Facilities and corresponding training requirements.

Training Needs

With the increasingly stringent regulatory requirements – initiated by HKC and EU – coming into play, the Indian ship recycling industry is gearing up to enhance their safety standards through training of their personnel. 
M/s Priya Blue Industries Private Limited, a company engaged in ship recycling in Alang, Gujarat, India, approached IRClass to deliver a suitable training programme to its employees. IRClass responded proactively to the emerging training needs by developing and delivering at site, a highly customised training solution. The programme aimed to enhance the awareness of the workers and supervisors with regard to the risks involved in ship recycling industry and to implement safe work practices. 

Training Solution

Contents of the training programme included:

  • Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Safe Practices in Gas Cutting Operation
  • Safety at Workplace and correct use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Identification and Handling and Management of IHM
  • Prevention of Oil Spillage
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Practical Drills in Emergency Response and Fire-fighting and use of Portable Fire Extinguishers

Some of the key features of the delivery methodology or pedagogy were:

  • Presentation contents and classroom delivery in Hindi with minimal use of English
  • Pre-lunch sessions conducted in the classroom and post-lunch session on practical training at site
  • During site visits, focus on donning of safety harness and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), ensuring that all the participants were appropriately attired
  • Closing sessions held in classroom at the end of each day of training, to recap the day’s learning and also to discuss how work practices could be improved
  • Dos and Don’ts in workplace.
  • Experience sharing. The participants were encouraged to speak about risks they face in their day-to-day work environment and guided to identify mitigation measures

Success Story

The four-day programme was delivered at the site in Alang in Hindi in September/October 2016 by a faculty comprising a highly qualified and experienced marine engineer and a HSE expert. The training programme was received very well – as evident from the enthusiastic participation by the trainees, feedback received from the customer and subsequent requests received from other operators from Alang. 

In November 2016, same training was delivered to the employees of a number of Alang-based ship recycling companies: Hooghly Ship Breakers Limited, RLK Ship Breaking Private Limited and Triveni Shipbreaking Company.

IRClass is proud to partner with the Ship Recycling industry and facilitate their transition to meet higher and more stringent standards of safety and environmental protection brought about by the emerging regulatory regimes initiated by HKC and EU.

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