Guidance

Workboat Code

Industry Working Group Technical Standard A Code of Practice for small workboats in commercial use to sea and all pilot boats.

Documents

The Workboat Code

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Introduction to the proposed workboat code

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final draft workboat code edition 2

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Details

  • This Technical Standard can, from 1 June 2014, be used for new workboats and pilot boats as an equivalent construction standard to the requirements of “The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats – A Code of Practice”, published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in 1998.

  • Such vessels will continue to be issued with Certification under those regulations.

  • This Technical Standard is subject to final public consultation and scrutiny by the Department for Transport.

The impact assessment for editon 2 and a final draft of edition 2 have been added to this page prior to full publication of edition 2 of the workboat code.

Published 11 June 2014
Last updated 21 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. The impact assessment for edition 2 and a final draft of edition 2 of the code have been uploaded.
  2. First published.