These National Occupational Standards (NOS) detail the competencies required of a harbour master and are consistent with the Port Marine Safety Code.
The harbour master is responsible for ensuring the safe navigation and use of the harbour. The role will vary dependant upon the size of the harbour and the type of vessels using it, but will typically include the management of:
- People, including vessel traffic services operators, port operators and associated staff.
- Finances and marine assets.
- The pilotage provision.
- The leisure use of the harbour.
The NOS were produced by Port Skills and Safety, in conjunction with employers and stakeholders.
The full Harbour Master suite of NOS consists of the standards PSSHM101-PSSHM117, available free to download below.
PSSHM101 Manage port marine safetypdf – 0.5mb
PSSHM102 Produce port marine policies plans procedures and systems using structured methodologypdf – 0.52mb
PSSHM103 Review port marine powers conferred by national legislation and local regulationpdf – 0.54mb
PSSHM104 Develop and operate marine enforcement policypdf – 0.5mb
PSSHM105 Report and investigate marine incidentspdf – 0.51mb
PSSHM106 Assess the need for a port pilotage servicepdf – 0.51mb
PSSHM107 Operate a safe and efficient pilotage servicepdf – 1.05mb
PSSHM108 Assess the need and scope of port vessel traffic servicespdf – 0.5mb
PSSHM109 Manage port vessel trafficpdf – 1.02mb
PSSHM110 Manage port marine conservancypdf – 0.54mb
PSSHM111 Manage other marine activitiespdf – 0.5mb
PSSHM112 Plan for and manage port emergencies and periods of disruptionpdf – 0.55mb
PSSHM113 Manage the port marine environmental statuspdf – 0.52mb
PSSHM114 Manage port securitypdf – 0.5mb
PSSHM115 Manage marine employee workplace health and safetypdf – 0.57mb
PSSHM116 Manage marine employeespdf – 0.49mb
PSSHM117 Contribute to port managementpdf – 0.49mb