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Port Operations NOS

National Occupational Standards |

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:

  • Stevedore.
  • 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.