Sector Plan: Port Skills & Safety

Shoreham Port supports the Port Skills & Safety Sector Plan and the shared ambition to raise standards in UK Ports, proactively instead of reactively.

Since 2000, statutory reportable accidents in ports have reduced by 59%.  Ports have become safer, but nobody thinks that the job is done. The industry has made huge progress but is on a plateau. 

This Sector Plan, developed in consultation with Port Skills & Safety members, provides a means of:

  • Voluntarily and proactively demonstrating to stakeholders, such as the HSE, that our industry is meeting its duties and has the expertise and drive to deliver continuous improvement
  • Setting and measuring industry targets
  • Better understanding where and how to take new improvement action