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Safety policies and codes

This section includes the port's Safety and Envrionmental Management System, policies, codes and plans, used to manage the port safely.

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Safety & Environmental Management System Head Document

The head document in the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Safety and Environmental Management System. Requests for referenced documentation should be sent to:

[email protected]

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Harbour Safety Plan

The PMSC requires a safety plan to be published at least every 3 years to illustrate how policies and procedures will be developed to satisfy the requirements of the code.

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Annual Report

Performance against the Harbour Safety Plan is assessment via the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Annual Report.

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Post Marine Safety code (PMSC)

The Port Marine Safety Code (“the 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 UK port marine environment. It is endorsed by the UK Government, the devolved administrations and representatives from across the maritime sector and, while the Code is not mandatory, these bodies have a strong expectation that all harbour authorities will comply. The Code is intended to be flexible enough that any size or type of harbour or marine facility will be able to apply its principles in a way that is appropriate and proportionate to local requirements.

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