We look after an extraordinary stretch of water. It’s a thriving hub of economic activity.
It also attracts visitors from all over the world who want to experience its beauty and see its wildlife for themselves.
We’re proud to be custodians of such an incredible place. At the same time, we know that, like all coastlines, it can be dangerous.
To protect our staff, customers, clients and contractors we have strict health and safety protocols in place in our port facilities.
In 2022 we received the internationally recognised RoSPA Silver Health and Safety Award for our health and safety performance.
To help raise public awareness of water-related risks, we support the National Water Safety Forum’s #RespectTheWater campaign.
We urge all leisure visitors to our coastline to follow the Water Safety Code. This code was developed by the members of Water Safety Scotland.
It represents the key information needed to help keep people safe around water.
If you are thinking of being near or entering the water, have you considered the following?
The sad truth is that 57 people accidentally drowned in Scotland last year. We want to do everything we can to reduce that number in future years. The guidelines in the Water Safety Code help everyone to enjoy Scotland’s waters and stay safe at the same time.
If you would like more information on staying safe in and around water, we recommend these resources: