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Safety & Operational Procedures

The Port of Dover sees millions of customers and vehicles as well as thousands of staff from different organisations with wide ranging equipment all using or working in the Port each year.

PoDSOP has been developed as a central point of reference for all Port user organisations, tenants and third parties who undertake any activity or work at the Port in order that they comply with common working practices, conduct and behaviour – thereby providing a safe environment for all.

The Port of Dover (owned and operated by Dover Harbour Board) is responsible for a significant area of land in Dover, principally the Eastern Docks, the Seafront/Promenade, Dover Marina, the Cruise Terminals, Western Docks and Port Zone. For ease of reference, these are the areas shown in pink on the plans below.

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The Port of Dover would appreciate your feedback on the safety, security and environmental systems it’s currently operating. Please fill in the form below if you have any comments or suggestions for improvement.

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