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Get involved with new safety Code of Practice for marinas and boatyards

Published on: 17 November 2020

While current legislation for health and safety covers most safety requirements, the marine industry does have unique circumstances and operations which these do not address. In response to this need, British Marine has engaged with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and together are writing a Code of Practice to meet these requirements, which will be specific to the marine industry and endorsed by the HSE. 
 
This Code of Practice will have sixteen sections, covering everything from lifting operations to private owners working on their own vessels. British Marine has set up a working group with industry representation from members across the sector, both inland and coastal.

This group will cover all day-to-day operations and circumstances that occur in marinas and boatyards, accounting for the range and scale of businesses. It will be supported by a marinas guidance document from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), which will have greater detail and information.
 
The working group will be engaging with members during this process. British Marine would like to hear about any areas or concerns that British Marine and TYHA members have, which they would like considering. It is important that British Marine receives as much sector and member involvement as possible. Please contact James Scott-Anderson on Jscott-anderson@britishmarine.co.uk to get involved.