Hammurabi was the ruler of ancient Babylon (795 to 750 BC). One of his most significant accomplishments was to have the oral laws and traditions written down and put on public display.

All written laws and professional codes trace their roots back to Hammurabi's Code.

Why Hammurabi?

Hammurabi's Code was the first instance of written standards. Every operation must be guided by policy, standards and operating practices.

Well documented standards and regular audits ensure the safety of those in the system and allow the most efficient use of resources.

Fewer accidents and efficient operations are achieved by design.

Search & Rescue

Hammurabi provides full system or partial system assessments utilizing the standards and guidance issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). We benchmark against other countries best practices as requested.

Helicopter lowering trained Search and Rescue personnel to Coast Guard Ship

Services available include:

  • National or regional system assessment
  • System component assessment
  • Development of SAR legislation
  • Drafting National SAR plans
  • Development of SAR services standards
  • Development or review of tiered exercise programs
  • Drafting of standard operating procedures for Rescue Co-ordination Centres, SAR facilities and SAR response units
  • Review of operations and development of operational risk mitigation strategies and tools
  • Rescue Co-ordination Centre Audits
  • Technology assessment and integration with SAR system and practices
  • SAR prevention practices, processes and procedures
  • Utilization of volunteers in SAR
  • Development and delivery of customized training and exercise programs:
    • SAR Administration Course
    • SAR Mission Planning Course
    • SAR Mission Co-ordination Course
    • On-Scene SAR Co-ordination Course
    • Development and running of SAR exercises in Rescue Co-ordination Centres, Lifeboat Stations, near-shore exercises, off-shore exercises and mulit-jurisdictional exercises