PSS’s purpose is to encourage and promote high standards of health and safety and a highly skilled workforce. PSS works closely with the ports industry and the Health and Safety Executive in promoting safety in the workplace and improving the safety culture throughout the industry.

PSS assists its Members by providing technical advice in managing health and safety. Members also have access to a comprehensive annual report on port industry accident statistics, collated by PSS from our Members, which includes trends of type, location and causation of accidents.

We are currently working with our Members and the HSE on the development of Health and Safety Guidance for Docks, and we have recently established a working group looking at the storage and handling of bio mass fuels. To read about the projects PSS and its Members are currently involved in, see the Project Work page.