Since 1996, HMS has grown from its Teesside origins to an international player specialising in port waste management, oil pollution preparedness and response. Port Facility Security, both training and plan development, and Port Marine Safety Code compliance.
Duty Holders and those managing UK ports and harbours often cite increasing regulatory requirements as one of the biggest challenges to a successful port operation. Regulatory burdens continue to change with time particularly so in the area of marine operations. Effective management of compliance in this area not only saves a company time and money, but also reduces the risk of fines, litigation, disruption and adverse publicity.
Ideally, you are already well aware of the regulations that apply to your marine operations. Your organisation has probably implemented control measures to facilitate compliance and has tested those controls. However, once you have achieved compliance, how can you be assured that your organisation will remain compliant? In a perfect world, compliance measures should be incorporated as part of your day-to-day business process.
Harbour Management Solutions specialises in supporting Duty Holders, Designated Persons, Harbour Masters and those other members of port staff who have responsibilities for management of the marine environment.
- In accordance with the Port Marine Safety Code, we act as, or support Duty Holders and Designated Persons in fulfilling their responsibilities under the Code.
- We undertake independent internal and external of audits of marine safety management systems. We tailor audits to the exact needs of harbour authorities. In most cases we are able to improve marine procedures by using our experienced gained through working with numerous UK and international ports and harbours.
- We conduct second party or supplier audits of those supplying services to ports and harbours.
- We are accredited to train in oil pollution response and we develop and implement contingency plans
- We are accredited to train in port facility security and to assist in risk assessment and plan development
- We offer port waste management plan writing and development of port waste management systems
Our team brings a wealth of marine and port related experience to the benefit of our clients both in the UK and increasingly those overseas.
We have extensive experience of port marine safety, oil pollution, security and waste management issues with trainers accredited respectively by the Nautical Institute on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and by the Department for Transport Maritime Compliance Directorate.