Port Skills and Safety

Port Skills and Safety is the UK's professional ports health and safety membership organisation.

We exist to make UK ports safer and more skilled. Our parent organisations, the British Ports association and UK Major Ports Group, cover most of the UK commercial ports and we draw upon their networks and expertise. PSS is recognised by Government departments and agencies, including the Department for Transport, Health and safety Executive and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

We work closely with the ports industry, the HSE and trade unions in promoting safety in the workplace and improving the safety culture throughout the industry. One way we work towards achieving this goal is collectively developing the "Safety in Ports"‚Äč suite of guidance. The guidance currently covers; General Cargo, Container handling, Mooring, Dry Bulk handling, Bulk Liquid transfer, to name a few.

PSS also administers a series of work and advisory groups including the long established Port skills and Safety Group which provides the industry with a forum for health and safety practitioners (And others interested in health and safety) to learn about, discuss current industry issues and to share information through partnership and consultation.

We take common action on behalf of members, collaboratively devise industry appropriate standards, and support the development of fit for purpose regulation, policy and guidance. We make the case for industry, campaign on issues, influencing decisions and producing industry relevant outcomes. We support and connect our members with resources, guidance, events and training.

Port Skills and Safety