IALA Risk Assessment Toolbox

IALA Risk Assessment toolbox


SOLAS Chapter V regulation 12 and 13 state that Contracting Governments should undertake to arrange for the establishment of VTS and AtoN Services where the volume of traffic and the degree of risk justifies such services.  Conducting a Risk Assessment is an essential step in this process.

IALA, together with others, developed the IALA Risk Management Toolbox to address the need for appropriate tools to conduct such maritime risk assessments. This IALA Risk Assessment Toolbox was endorsed by the IMO via SN.1/Circ.296 in December 2010.

Contracting Governments considering to conduct Risk Assessments using the IALA Risk Management Toolbox can contact the IALA World-Wide Academy for advice on the use of the IALA Waterway Risk Assessment Programme tool, (IWRAP MkII), the Port and Waterways Safety Assessment methodology (PAWSA MkII) and the Simple IALA Risk Assessment tool (SIRA).

It is advisable to participate in the annual IALA course on the use of the IALA Risk Assessment Toolbox to achieve a better theoretical and practical understanding of these tools.

Some Competent Authorities have expressed that they do not have the capacity needed to conduct such Risk Assessment in a professional manner. IALA would like to address the need for expertise in the use of the IALA Risk Assessment Toolbox, and the Academy has the possibility of providing advice on the use of the toolbox, participate in the delivery of Risk Assessments and facilitate contact with relevant experts.


Please contact the Capacity Building and Resources Manager, Mrs. Gerardine Delanoye, for more information via academy@iala-aism.org