Proven Expertise


PVI’s approach to Health Safety Security, Environment and Quality Management mirrors that of our clients. Our leadership commitment and workforce engagement towards our business quality management system are essential catalysts for continuous improvement.

This includes: 

  • Our successes are verified through positive accident performance rates, zero prosecutions and high standards of third party assessment against international ISO standards.
  • PVI delivers dynamic HSSE risk management arrangements which harmonise with our clients’ duty of care expectations, always avoiding a generic approach.
  • We are committed to delivering our programme ‘PVI Realising Zero - achieving recognisable days free from accidents’ on-board our clients vessels.
  • We ensure our Ethical and Sustainability vision & Codes of Conduct synergise with our supply chain.
  • We place the safety of our clients’ workforce and working environment at the very heart of our security service provision.
  • We are committed to Health, Safety, Security and Environment training levels of excellence, allowing us to achieve exceptional behavioural safety & security standards.

Regulatory best practice

In our operations in the UK and internationally, PVI strives to achieve the highest regulatory standards and continually follow best practice.

This includes: 

  • Complying with the guidance laid down to Private Maritime Security Companies in the IMO’s MSC.1/Circular 1443
  • Acknowledging the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
  • Continuing to lobby the UK Government on industry-related issues such as Export Control and issues relating to the safety of seafarers 
  • Supporting the United Nations Global Compact
  • Having flag approval from Panama and Germany as well as over 35 other flag states, and adhering to the stringent requirements of each flag

Certification and Memberships

PVI/PGI holds the following UKAS approvals:

  • ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management
  • ISO 28000:2007 and ISO 28007-1 2015 Private Maritime Security
  • ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management
  • BS OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management