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PLA News Releases

Safety

News releases on safety initiatives and developments.

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14.06.2021

A new water safety guide for residents living close to the tidal Thames has been issued to mark the Royal Life Saving Society’s Drowning Prevention Week (19-26 June).

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New safety guide for Thames-side residents
26.03.2021

The public causeway at Erith, stretching over 170 metres into the river, is a vital access point for the emergency services and is widely used for recreation and commerce. Recent surveys taken by the PLA show signs of deterioration of the structure.

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Consultation: Erith Causeway replacement
10.02.2021

An external audit of occupational health and safety procedures has confirmed that the Port of London Authority meets important international requirements.

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Safety standard success
04.02.2021

New film by Port of London Authority encourages everyone to open up. Simply talking can be a lifeline for people experiencing a mental health problem. #SaferThames

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Time to talk about mental health
11.12.2020

Four “angels” that keep the RNLI pontoon at Royal Terrace Pier safe ascended to the skies (10 December).

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RNLI
08.12.2020

Public urged to look after one another on the river and its banks this yuletide.

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Alcohol, drugs and the Thames: A Christmas cocktail to avoid
06.07.2020

As Maritime Safety Week kicks off (6 July), the Port of London Authority (PLA) is calling on river users to make reporting tidal Thames ‘near misses’ a priority in its latest safety drive.

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New campaign to record tidal Thames near misses
23.06.2020

As the capital prepares for its hottest day of the year, the Port of London Authority (PLA) has issued a reminder not to underestimate the powers of the tidal River Thames.

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Thames heatwave safety call
23.12.2019

A partnership to promote the highest safety standards for all boat operators on the tidal Thames has been launched by the Company of Waterman & Lighterman and the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Raising the bar for river workers’ safety training
08.10.2019

Work to dismantle and remove the old West Street Pier in Gravesend is well underway. The pier was used for a number of years by passengers of the Gravesend – Tilbury ferry. But in 2012 the ferry moved to the renovated Town Pier.

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Works to remove West Street Pier

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