About Us

Port Skills and Safety was established by the ports industry at the beginning of 2002 and has a wide remit to work with its members and other stakeholders, to encourage and promote high standards of health and safety and a highly skilled workforce.

We are recognised by Government departments and agencies, including the Department for Transport, Health and Safety Executive, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, Scottish Qualifications Authority, UK Commission for Employment and Skills and the National Learning and Skills Council.

PSS is core funded through subscriptions, and is open to all port related organisations including harbour authorities, conservancies, port and terminal operators, stevedoring companies and labour supply companies. Training providers, consultants and other organisations that provide services to or work alongside port organisations may subscribe as Affiliates.