These National Occupational Standards (NOS) detail the competencies required of a port operative.
A port operative is responsible for the operational activities associated with the transfer of cargo and passengers between the vessel and cargo area and/or passenger terminal.
These standards are relevant to the following operational roles:
- Marine operative.
- Passenger operative.
- Leisure port operative.
- General operative.
- Team leader.
The NOS were produced by Port Skills and Safety, in conjunction with employers and stakeholders.
The full Port Operations suite of NOS consists of the standards PSSPO101-PSSPO114, available free to download below.
PSSPO101 Undertake cargo handling operationspdf – 1.74mb
PSSPO102 Move loads using lifting and handling equipmentpdf – 1.24mb
PSSPO103 Drive shore based vehiclespdf – 0.73mb
PSSPO104 Operate port vesselspdf – 0.72mb
PSSPO105 Support vessel operationspdf – 1.03mb
PSSPO106 Support safe navigation within port areaspdf – 1.1mb
PSSPO107 Operate locks and bridgespdf – 1.02mb
PSSPO108 Undertake passenger vessel operationspdf – 0.82mb
PSSPO109 Work safely and securely in portspdf – 1.25mb
PSSPO110 Respond to emergency situations in portspdf – 1.16mb
PSSPO111 Provide basic maintenance and repairs in portspdf – 1.05mb
PSSPO112 Lead teams of operativespdf – 0.49mb
PSSPO113 Build effective working relations with colleaguespdf – 0.52mb
PSSPO114 Use organisational resources in portspdf – 1.06mb