Guide2Inspections: Frequently Asked Questions
Guide2Inspections™is a proprietary ship-inspection process developed by Navguide Solutions LLP.
It applies to SIRE, Port State Control, Annual Inspections, Audits and so on. We guarantee that by following this process:
- The process of preparing a vessel for any inspection becomes much more streamlined.
- The Inspection-result improve in record time.
- The ship staff finds it much more interesting than any conventional method which they follow.
- The vessel’s compliance standards in terms of Safety awareness, Documentation, ISM and maintenance improve as a direct consequence.
We work with Shipowners, Pre-Vetting inspection firms, Maritime Training institutes and anyone linked with the above. We augment their Inspection preparation or Training processes with our tools and deliver results! When we say ‘results’, it means improved Inspection results, a well prepared ship and preventing detentions!
We create our content directed towards the seafarers with the vision to improve on board standards with the use of highly effective modern tools and with the use of modern teaching techniques.
This is so much more than checklists!!
We started this project with an aim of giving the mariner the “Vision of an inspector”. We provide visually appealing digital tools that allow your seafarers to develop organically so that even without the use of any checklist, they would “just know” what to look for during a routine round.
How do we do it, you ask? We would love to get into details. For that, please Book a detailed Demo by Clicking here.
There are many replies to that question!
While our process is the most comprehensive one that exists, it also saves time for the Mariner in preparing their vessels.
We hit the mindset of the millennial seafarer like never before, offering visual tools such as pictorial modules, short real-inspection videos and Simulation games. that get their interest.
Our process is far beyond a Vetting tool, it prepares vessels for any inspection whatsoever with specific guidance.
It is also the only process in the world created on board a ship! That means while we were creating it, we were also using it and correcting it for what worked against what did not. That made it suit the precise needs of the mariner.
Without doubt, we are the best solution in improving your inspection results.
We have not distributed the checks by topics, as most audit checklists do.
Our Pre-inspection Checks are categorized Zonewise! If you take one round of a certain zone – say, Galley area or Engine Control Room – you will see all the small and big things which need to be set straight over there
These checks can be from various different chapters, but as long as they can be physically checked in that area, you will find them in one place. This saves time. Once you are done with them, just go on doing your routine maintenance.
If you need further clarifications on how we work with shipowners, Book a Demo.
Yes, the documentation which needs to be checked are divided into 4 categories: Master’s, Chief Officer’s, Chief Engineer’s Documentation, and Security documentation.
When you start checking your paperwork, you get them distributed rankwise. At this time, you must not be bothered about the physical checks which are needed in a certain area. For example, Engine Room physical checks are separated from Engine room documentation.
Our distribution saves you preparation time as well!
Checks in each zone are divided by time – i.e. checks which needs to be done once and for all, those checks needed a day or two before arrival and checks on the day of inspection! The vessel remains inspection ready because most of the checks have been completed and set aside.
You are now prepared for any inspection which is thrown at you at a day’s notice! You will know exactly what to check!
We have a thorough three year research behind our content.
Each list we use was prepared based on PSC Studies, VIQ version 7, DBMS for Bulk Carriers & all latest International regulations. They were then compared against inspection guidance from several companies and crosschecked by a number of inspectors and auditors around the world.
We then went through an accumulated wealth of more than 50,000 Vetting and PSC Observations over several years. As we studied the observations, we found different ways a certain requirement can be interpreted, and made sure they are covered.
Our panel of experts review and update them constantly & are at Version 8 (May 2021) right now.
With this constant research behind us, we are as close to perfection as possible.
We are using visual cues such as short guidance videos, Simulation games and pictorial modules.
Our process bypasses the Cognitive blind spot!
You pass by a certain defect every day and it does not draw your attention, yet a fresh eye comes on board and points it out immediately!! This is the cognitive blind spot. It happens to us all. This approach removes such a possibility and helps you create a fresh eye. You would need to get in touch with us to know how we do this.
To find out more, Book a demo with us.
We are very specific with our Interview guidelines.
There is a large focus on personal interviews today. Vetting or Port State Inspectors often ask personal questions to ship staff.
The concept of Simulation Games under Our “Training and Awareness” section not only details practical questions which inspectors normally ask, but also takes the seafarer through a systematic process in which they can face a mock inspection.
Our vision is to create a new breed of seafarers: one who does not need a checklist any more! One who can simply pass by a certain area and identify non-conformities. That is what we can achieve.
For this reason, we recently launched the Maritime Skill Enhancer, which is dedicated to the seafarers, in teaching them real-life on-the-job skills. Instructing them exactly what to do – Nothing more, nothing less.
With our proprietary tools such as real-ship footages, we can make it clear in an instant what to do and what not to do.
To know how we are working with Shipowners on this concept, Book a demo here.
We recently launched a product called Guide to AMSA Inspections, which works exactly as the name suggests. Check it out here. It has been a collaborative effort between Navguide Solution and AMSA Inspection experts.
We have a guidance module on US Coast Guards as well. We eventually wish to diversify into various specific Port State Inspections.
All our solutions are customized to the needs of the Shipowners or people associated with them. Hence it not possible to discuss cost in this section. That said, we pride ourselves in providing far more value for every dollar you spend on us.
Please book a demo with us to know your needs before we can provide a quote.
Qualified seafarers are not necessarily the most competent ones.
Having the license to sail is one thing, and being able to do the job is quite another. Following our process, not only will we turn our seafarers competent, we will do this in the shortest possible time.
How, you ask?
We give them tools which they love and ask them to spend a little time on each (4 – 5 minutes per day). Does that sound doable? I guarantee this 4-5 minutes will be far more beneficial that hours they have spent on classroom training.
If you are a Maritime inspector or running a Pre-Vetting company, and trying to compete with others, chances are that your performance is paramount to your success. Moreover, time is of the essence, since you are paid by the day!
While our researched content gives you a way to find relevant observations and be as comprehensive as possible, we recently launched our Inspection-app which can save you at least 24 hour per inspection, and generate a report with one click.