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Port Marine Safety Code

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We are committed to ensuring the safety of all users of the Beaulieu River and Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour.

The aim of the Port Marine Safety Code is that all ports within the UK should within their jurisdiction, apply nationally agreed standards for the safety of marine operations. Following an annual audit, Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd are pleased to confirm that the Beaulieu River received the Certificate of Audit and Confirmation of Compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code.

Our commitment to the Port Marine Safety Code

Beaulieu Enterprises Limited is committed to discharging all of its statutory duties and to remaining open, accountable and fit for purpose. Its plan to manage the safety of marine operations is to voluntarily, and as appropriate, comply with the requirements of the Port Marine Safety Code and to follow the guidance in the Guide to Good Practice on Port Marine Operations.

In doing so it will, despite commercial pressures,

  • Take responsible care so that all who may choose to navigate in the river may do so without danger to their lives or property.
  • Conserve and promote the safe use of the river
  • Have regard to efficiency, economy and safety of marine operations
  • Take such action that is necessary or desirable for the maintenance, operation, improvement or conservancy of the river.

Beaulieu Enterprises Limited will base its powers and policies on a formal assessment of hazards and risks and it will maintain a formal safety management system which will ensure that all risks are managed so that they are as low as reasonably practicable. Beaulieu Enterprises Limited will employ and engage competent and qualified staff and contractors. It has appointed an independent designated person who will annually audit the Harbour Authority’s compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code and who will report directly to the Board. The designated person shall assess in his reports the Harbour Authority’s performance against its plan of complying with all of the requirements of the Port Marine Safety Code and to following the guidance in the Guide to Good Practice on Port Marine Operations. Where deemed appropriate the reports of the designated person may be made public.

> Download our Port Marine Safety Code Certificate of Audit and Confirmation of Compliance

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