Our Strategy

Background

Our current business plan which was approved in September 2016, is based around 5 key work areas.  Objectives were set in each area for 2016/17 with other proposed projects listed for subsequent years.

 

  1. STAKEHOLDERS
  • Support subscribers with their individual needs
  • Continue to be the industry delivery partner to HSE, MCA, DfT, Trade Unions, MAIB
  • Be the gateway for two-way dialogue, setting the dialogue agenda, keeping subscribers informed and involved and be the voice for industry
  1. ANALYSIS and INSIGHT
  • Understand what the statistics are telling us and using them to drive improvement
  • Set clear KPIs
  • Set Industry Targets
  1. COMMUNICATION
  • Engage in high level dialogue to influence the safety and skills agendas in a way that promotes sector continuous improvement
  • Provide joint, tripartite guidance
  • Take a lead supporting H&S culture change
  • Understand industry’s health challenges
  • Rapidly get messages ‘out there’
  • Inform members of relevant matters
  • Spread PSS presence
  • Provide a safe space for dialogue
  • Provide an information hub, a knowledge portal for all things H&S in ports
  1. SKILLS
  • Drive the skills agenda at a strategic level to support ports/ maritime growth and jobs
  • Provide qualification and apprenticeship frameworks that are fit for industry
  • Raise awareness of Confined Space risks
  • Establish common industry standards
  • Deliver an industry NOS based standard for Pilot training
  • Develop, maintain and promote relevant qualifications
  • Maintain an industry NOS based standard for Harbour Master certification
  • Introduce accredited courses where practicable
  • Maintain NOS
  • Communicate key learning to industry
  1. REGIONS
  • Identify members’ agendas
  • Build membership – seek new members