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11 July 2017

BMT Secures Customer Friend Role with the Defence Safety Authority

BMT Asset Performance (BMT), supported by sister company BMT Defence Services, subsidiaries of BMT Group Ltd, will act as ‘Customer Friend’ to the Defence Safety Authority (DSA) in a three-year contract. 

BMT Secures Customer Friend Role with the Defence Safety AuthorityBMT will provide technical support for the DSA’s Defence Maritime Regulator which is responsible for developing the regulatory framework to demonstrate that MOD shipping, diving and port operations are meeting the overarching safety and environmental regulations and legislation and in turn, protecting people and the environment.

DMR currently provides three tools to deliver regulatory assurance, guidance, and support: an online library of DMR documentation; a Maritime Legislation Database (MLD) and an eRegister of all MOD shipping, ports and diving activity. 

BMT will be supporting DMR in maintaining the currency and accuracy of these management tools and documentation, delivering the required outputs in safety and environmental regulation assurance and if necessary, enforcement on behalf of the Secretary of State.

BMT is also providing the on-going hosting, user support and further development of the MLD and eRegister systems.  Through the provision of the eRegister system, BMT is supporting DMR’s goal for a common risk-based approach to regulation – bringing together information from multiple maritime defence software tools and databases into a single web portal, whilst enabling analysis of maritime data including safety incidents, risk control system performance and safety certification compliance.

Barry Flower, Marketing and Sales Director at BMT Asset Performance comments:

“This is a fantastic opportunity to work collaboratively with a key defence partner. In a world where there are increasingly stringent standards and the need for greater transparency, we help organisations such as the DSA to assure themselves that compliance is being achieved, to help reduce risk associated with legislative constraints. 

The DSA can have complete confidence that the tools are equipped to deliver the most accurate and current information, providing project teams with a central source and a holistic overview of safety and environmental compliance performance.”


BMT Asset Performance

BMT Asset Performance comprises specialists from across the entire range of disciplines needed to address a full-spectrum of engineering asset management issues. Our team of nearly 100 dedicated engineers, analysts and consultants offer a holistic approach to planning and problem solving. Our services can span the full lifecycle of ownership and blend enterprise-level consultancy, solving real-world business critical problems, with unmatched engineering analytical pedigree. In this way, we help our clients ensure at every stage, that goals for cost, performance, safety, supportability and legal compliance will be met. The skills and experience honed-in three decades of project experience in defence, energy and transport, allow us to offer true through-life support and, with a focus on strong client engagement in every programme, we do not leave delivery to chance. Acting to create a strong partnership and to really understand our client’s needs - recognising that our own work can actually help to shape the evolution of those needs - we work flexibly and with agility to help our clients succeed and keep succeeding, whatever the engineering or organisational challenge. w: 


BMT Defence Services Ltd

BMT Defence Services is the leading independent centre of engineering design, design support and technical services for defence customers.  From concept design to acquisition support, in-service design and technology management, BMT Defence Services is known for its innovation, expertise and ability to tackle the most complex design and systems issues.  BMT Defence Services’ strong track record in naval platform design for surface warships, submarines and auxiliaries together with extensive acquisition support experience within land domain projects is thanks to its people, including systems engineers, naval architects, marine engineers and software developers. The company is based in Bath, Fareham, Barrow and Weymouth in the United Kingdom. It employs over 300 specialists and support staff. w:


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