Health and Safety

We endeavour to promote a strong health and safety culture within Burgess Marine that is well documented and implemented through our integrated management system which is OHSAS 18001:2008 certified by UKAS accredited BSI.

We monitor and measure our health and safety performance, striving for continuous improvement and the elimination of accidents and incidents in the workplace. We seek to learn and always improve so that violations and errors are prevented and never repeated.

Our commitment to health and safety is clear, from our health and safety policy through to our dedicated SHE support team, we want our people to work safely and go home free from harm at the end of their shift. Our ethos is simple, if a task cannot be completed safely, then it shall not be completed until such a time that it can.

The Environment

Working on and near the seas means we are all too aware of the impact that globalisation is having on our planet. It drives us to actively look at reducing the environmental and sustainability impact of our operations. Our environmental commitment and beliefs are augmented through our environmental policy and integrated management system that is ISO 14001:2015 certified by UKAS accredited BSI. The principle ways in which we are trying to better serve the environment are through a reduction in energy and resource wastage, through better waste management and recycling practises and lastly through pollution prevention and control.

Quality Assurance

Being an engineering business, quality assurance is important to us and important to our customers, it greatly affects our ability to ensure on-time and on-budget service provision. Our high standards of quality assurance are key to retaining our loyal customer base and also key to providing new customers with the confidence they need in Burgess Marine.

We actively record and investigate all identified quality non-conformances so that we can understand the root causes and implement appropriate corrective measures to prevent recurrence.

Our desire for continuous improvement is driven through our quality policy and integrated management system that is ISO 9001:2008 certified by UKAS accredited BSI. Additionally, our fabrication manufacturing is carried out in accordance with our EN1090 (ExC3) factory production control system, also certified by BSI.

Business Ethics

At Burgess Marine, we acknowledge our responsibilities towards wider society, the industry within which we operate and to our stakeholders to ensure we leave the smallest possible footprint. We do this by continually managing and improving our business performance in all areas.

We are committed to conducting our business in an honest and ethical manner and expect our employees to conduct themselves in this way when working with all of our stakeholders. Our business conduct is always within the law and applicable professional standards and regulations. This commitment is demonstrated through our corporate responsibility policy.

We honour our ethical principles and conduct our business in an honest and trustworthy manner. We do not offer or accept excessive gifts, hospitality or other inducements which encourage or reward a decision, or engage in any form of bribery. Any conduct that is illegal or may bring us into disrepute is encouraged to be reported in accordance with our whistle blowing policy.

Our People

We endeavour to provide our employees with a working environment that offers jobsecurity and safety with protection from harassment, bullying and discrimination in any form it may take. We want our employees to enjoy coming to work, and to enjoy serving our diverse UK and international customer base.

We encourage an open and honest working environment, one in which we do notseek to blame, but seek to learn from our mistakes together. We invest heavily in training and development so that our people can learn and progress in their careers. There is no ceiling within Burgess Marine, ability and contribution is recognised and rewarded accordingly.

At Burgess Marine, we believe that our employees are entitled to a fair days pay for a fair days work, the same ethos that we convey to our customers. That’s why we’re a recognised living wage employer with competitive employment packages at all levels of our business.


We’re proud of the UK’s maritime heritage, that’s why we actively engage with the communities in which we interact. Burgess Marine has proactively assisted various charities and organisations, whether it be through direct financial sponsorship or the provision of complementary engineering support, we recognise that it’s important to help when we can.

We’ve assisted various charities such as the HMS Warrior preservation trust and Portsmouth sailing trust through the provision of engineering support. More recently our technical management were involved in adjudicating at the Engineering Development Trust’s (EDT) Go4SET event that encouraged students across Hampshire to learn more about the subjects of Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

We also recognise that life is short and everyone deserves a second chance, that’s why we’re working in partnership with HMP Ford to give former offenders the chance to learn engineering skills at Burgess Marine and take a new path in their lives.


We recognise that when working with high value assets in a heavy engineering environment, there comes an unavoidable level of risk and potential liability. That’s why we have comprehensive insurance policies in place to ensure that collectively our works and your asset have the best afforded level of protection in place.

Our policies are regularly reviewed and adjusted to ensure that we’ve covered all eventualities.

We hold a comprehensive ship repairers liabililty policy with cover of £20m GBP, employers liability policy with cover of £25m GBP, professional indemnity policy with cover of £5m GBP and lastly a contractors all risks policy with cover of £1.5m GBP. Click here for our policy details.

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client testimonials

 Internationally Burgess Marine's expertise with regards to in-service support and maintenance, and their close working relationship with MAN Diesel has proven invaluable
Robert Clifford, Chairman for Incat
Burgess Marine, through their partnership with BAE Systems, have offered comprehensive support to our dry docking and conversion programs in Portsmouth, UK.
Frank O'Neill, Technical Director for The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
As a respected industry professional, with extensive high speed craft knowledge, I have no problem both endorsing and recommending the services of Burgess Marine.
Guillaume Hagi, Superintendent for Brittany Ferries
I would not hesitate to recommend this company's workmanship and professionalism.
Alistair Shove, Broker for Ancasta Yachts
Just a note to thank you for a well managed and executed plan in regards to recovering the pontoons.
Keith Reed, Marine Co-ordinator for Vattenfall

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