The Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) states that a ‘Designated Person’ must be appointed to provide independent assurance about the operations of the marine safety management system. This assurance is required by the Duty Holder, who is accountable for compliance with the Code.
Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), the owner of 26 ports, harbours and slipways across the West of Scotland and the Clyde Estuary, appointed ABPmer as its Designated Person (DP) under the requirements of the PMSC.
ABPmer’s DP services for CMAL include PMSC compliance and assurance auditing, board presentations to present audit findings and ongoing trend analysis, on-call marine accident/incident investigations, and Marine Safety Management System support in line with changes to the PMSC.
As a Statutory Harbour Authority, CMAL has a clear focus on ensuring safe port marine operations are delivered. Assurance auditing forms an integral part of their safety management system.