Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd have conducted a Management Review for the year ending 31st December 2020. An annual event to assist the Management team in continuing to improve the operation of the Port from Health, Safety & Environmental and Port Marine Safety Code aspects. It is an opportunity for the Chairman and Managing Director, representing The Board, as Duty Holder, to satisfy themselves that the port is running as they would expect and in compliance with all legislation and guidance.

Normally a face-to-face meeting would be held, attended by Alain Bazille (NPP Chairman of the Board), Jean-Pierre Lucas (Managing Director), Captain Dave Collins-Williams (Port Manager & Harbour Master), Kevin Holmes (Port Engineer), Mick Smith (Health, Safety, Environmental, Security & Training Officer) and Julie Eason (Finance, Property and HR Manager). However, due to the Covid situation, the review was conducted virtually. In copy of the review this year are Marico Marine, who have been appointed as the Port’s Designated Person under the Port Marine Safety Code as from 1st January 2021.

As a conclusion to the review, an Action Plan was drawn up, recording the objectives considered important for the forthcoming 12 months and to whom the responsibility lies to implement them. The Safety Management System annual report and the Action Plan will together form the annual review of the SMS and the Safety Plan required by the Port Marine Safety Code.

Following feedback after the review, on behalf of the Board of Directors, both the Chairman and Managing Director are delighted to announce that in their opinion the Port of Newhaven continues to be in compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code and complies with H&S requirements. The MCA will be sent a letter of compliance to this effect.

The Chairman, Alain Bazille and the Managing Director, Jean-Pierre Lucas, wish to congratulate and show their full support for the efforts of all the staff at Newhaven Port who continue to strive to improve it’s safe running.

12th January 2021.


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