Working Groups

Groups managed by us

We currently have four main working groups that we take responsibility for:

Guidance Group

This is a joint Ports, Health and Safety Executive and Unite the Union group that is responsible for our Safety in Ports guidance suite.  It meets approximately every six weeks and both develops new content and maintains a review on the existing guidance.

Marine Trailblazer Apprenticeship Group

This group is working to develop two Marine occupation Trailblazer Apprenticeships: Port Marine Operations Officer and Marine Pilot.

Marine Pilot National Certificate Group

This group is working to develop a nationally recognised certificate for existing Marine Pilots

Port Operations Trailblazer Group

This group is working to develop a Port Operations occupational Trailblazer Apprenticeship.


Groups where we represent, influence and inform to promote healthier and safer workplaces

  • BPA/UKMPG Marine Pilotage Group, Welsh Ports Group, Environment Group
  • BPA: Council, Scottish Ports Group and Conference
  • European Social Dialogue
  • HSE Transport and Logistics Forum
  • Maritime Skills Alliance
  • MCA: Port Marine Safety Code Steering Group and Standing Advisory Committee on Carriage of Dangerous Goods in Ships
  • UKMPG Board


See also our Strategic Partners page