Marine Safety Management System

A marine safety management system (MSMS) is a set of organisational accountabilities, policies and procedures that collectively seek to assure safe and efficient operations.

However a system is only as good as its implementation. Therefore, after developing a MSMS, the procedures should be periodically audited to test the system’s effectiveness. Such an audit should include testing that what is written in related policies and procedures matches how operations are undertaken.

Our Maritime Team understands that a well-developed MSMS that is regularly reviewed using the concepts of risk-based analysis and continual improvement shows that an operator is committed to safety and the protection of the port, people, property and environment.

We regularly help ports develop and review Safety Management Systems for marine operations.

Our experienced personnel are particularly well versed in all aspects of the UK Port Marine Safety Code and regularly undertake PMSC “Health Check” audits.

Our comprehensive MarNIS Port Assessment Toolkit software provides a means to review and improve procedures based on identified causes and required actions from incidents.

Monty Smedley

Maritime Team Leader
+44 (0)23 8071 1892

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