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Workboat Code

Industry working group technical standard – A Code of Practice (CoP) for small workboats in commercial use to sea and all pilot boats.


The Workboat Code

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  • This Technical Standard can, from 1 June 2014, be used for new workboats and pilot boats as an equivalent construction standard to the requirements of “The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats – A Code of Practice”, published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in 1998.
  • Such vessels will continue to be issued with Certification under those regulations.
  • This Technical Standard is subject to final public consultation and scrutiny by the Department for Transport.
Published 11 June 2014
Last updated 5 February 2021