Port Marine Safety Code

Portland Harbour Authority Ltd. are the Statutory Harbour Authority for the Port of Portland and have responsibilities and duties under various Health & Safety, Environmental and Maritime Legislation and Guidance.

The Port Marine Safety Code, revised in 2016, is a Department for Transport Document, written in consultation with the Port's Industry to produce a code that has been developed to improve safety in UK ports and to enable harbour authorities to manage their marine operations to nationally agreed standards. 

It provides the standard against which the policies, procedures and the performance of harbour authorities can be measured. It also descibes the role of board members, officers and key personnel in relation to safety of navigation and summarises the main statutory duties and powers of harbour authorities.

To obtain an independant monitoring of compliance, external consultants are employed to audit Portland Harbour Authority on an annual basis to confirm compliance and make recommendations to improve.