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Harbour risk assessment

Harbour risk assessment

Updated 20 June 2017 9:50am

In 2004 Maritime New Zealand modified and adopted the Port and Harbour Safety Code from the United Kingdom, and recommended that ports in New Zealand adopt the Code on a voluntary basis.  The Code is intended to assist port operators (Centreport) and regulators (Greater Wellington) identify real and potential risks to all users of the harbour and to manage these risks.

GWRC and Centreport have embraced this process and assisted by Marico Marine as a consultant, undertook an initial  comprehensive risk assessment in 2005.  Following on from the risk assessment a Wellington port and harbour safety management system (PHSMS) was jointly developed by Greater Wellington and Centreport.

This was audited by Maritime NZ in late 2014 and found to meet the requirements of the Port and Harbour Safety Code.

A review of the original risk assessment is currently being undertaken and is due to be completed in 2017.  This will in turn see a review and update of the PHSMS.

A copy of the 2005 risk assessment can be downloaded, please be aware that it is 188 pages, or about 6.7MB (it contains colour and graphics). If you would like to see the report but can not download it please contact us, either by email or telephone 04 830 4160.