Port marine safety code

Safety code for harbour authorities with statutory powers and duties in the UK.


Port marine safety code

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The ‘Port marine safety code’ sets out a national standard for every aspect of port marine safety. Its aim is to enhance safety for everyone who uses or works in the port marine environment. It applies to all harbour authorities and other marine facilities, berths and terminals in the UK.

Published 18 December 2012
Last updated 3 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Additional advice for non-statutory harbour authorities and the introduction of 10 principles designed to assist organisations to focus on the issues they should be considering to ensure compliance.
  2. Updated version of code published.
  3. First published.