Port Skills and Safety has joined Maritime UK, the umbrella body and collective voice for the UK’s £46.1bn maritime sector.
The maritime industries come together through Maritime UK to make progress on key areas of shared interest. Maritime UK’s national priorities are people, competitiveness, regional growth, environment, and innovation.
Port Skills and Safety follows The Workboat Association, which were the latest organisation to join the national umbrella body in February. Maritime UK’s objectives are to champion and work to enable a thriving maritime sector. It does this through a combination of industry coordination and campaigning coupled with its programmes in each priority area.
Port Skills and Safety is the UK's professional ports health, safety and skills membership organisation. PSS exists to make UK ports safer and port workers highly skilled through the sharing of best practice, innovation and guidance. PSS is recognised by Government departments and agencies, including the Department for Transport, Health and Safety Executive and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Port Skills and Safety are joining Maritime UK as an associate member.
Port Skills and Safety's Chief Executive, Debbie Cavaldoro is co-chair of Maritime UK's Diversity in Maritime Taskforce.
Debbie Cavaldoro, Chief Executive of Port Skills and Safety said:
I am delighted that PSS has become a member of Maritime UK. Our key focus is port people and Maritime UK’s people priorities are an excellent fit to ensure that our Quay Workers have the skills they need and the safety legislation in place to protect them and help them thrive.
Ben Murray, Chief Executive of Maritime UK added: "We’re excited to welcome Port Skills and Safety to Maritime UK and look forward to working with the team and members to make progress toward our shared people ambitions. It’s hard to think of a time where the people agenda was more prominent for our sector than now. The Maritime UK family is looking forward to deepening our work with PSS."
Read more about joining Maritime UK as a member here.
Read more about Port Skills and Safety and their work here.