Member Enquiries

As part of the PSS commitment to facilitating the free exchange of health and safety information within the ports industry, we have a long-standing policy where members can submit queries anonymously and receive answers from experienced peers. On this page, members will find previously submitted enquiries, together with the answers provided by the ports sector. 


ENQ001: Handling Lengths of Steel Cargo

ENQ002: Training for Port Tug Trainers

ENQ003: Waterproof Coveralls for Operatives

ENQ004: Footwear for Pilots

ENQ005: Alternative or Additional Speed Restrictions for Straddle Carriers

Past Enquiry: Pilot Safety

Past Enquiry: Thermal Comfort (Use of Shorts in Operations)

Past Enquiry: Stevedore Operating Permit

Past Enquiry: Safety Induction Media

Past Enquiry: Shift Briefs

Past Enquiry: Rescue from Upright Straddle Carrier

Past Enquiry: Tug Drivers Competence Assessment 

Past Enquiry: Permit to Work System

Past Enquiry: Hoods During Port Operations

Past Enquiry: Hard Hats During Mooring Operations

Past Enquiry: Unplanned Movement of Tugmaster / Trailer

Past Enquiry: Training Simulator in Port

Past Enquiry: Dolphin Arrangement for RoRo Service

Past Enquiry: Pedestrian Walkway

Past Enquiry: Lashing Tools on Deck

Past Enquiry: Pipe Section Storage Stability

Past Enquiry: Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors (DGSA)

Past Enquiry: PPE Policy

Past Enquiry: Tenants Checklist / Inspection Report

Past Enquiry: Sufficient Lighting in Container Yard

Past Enquiry: Driver Falling Unconscious

Past Enquiry: Radio Communications

Past Enquiry: Evacuation and Potential Port Lockdown Procedures

Past Enquiry: Safety Audit in Port

Past Enquiry: Port Safety Induction Review

Past Enquiry: Ship Safety Arrangements

Past Enquiry: Bulk Cargo Temperature Monitoring

Past Enquiry: Training Recommendations (WAH, HACCP)

Past Enquiry: Workplace Transport (Speed Limits)

Past Enquiry: Smoking Policy

Past Enquiry: Procedure for Rescuing Crane Operative

Past Enquiry: Unlit Buckets

Past Enquiry: Medical Assessment Standards

Past Enquiry: Mooring Training Services

Past Enquiry: Safety Poster Campaign

Past Enquiry: Procedures on Leaking Containers

Past Enquiry: Presentation on Drinking Awareness

Past Enquiry: Air Quality Plan Consultants

Past Enquiry: Load Security

Past Enquiry: Ship Dunnage

Past Enquiry: Wind Speeds and Safe Working

Past Enquiry: E-Learning Provider

Past Enquiry: Safety Inspirational Speaker

Past Enquiry: OHSAS 18001 - Legal Compliance

Past Enquiry: Alcohol Testing Limits Within Port Premises

Past Enquiry: Risk Assessment

Past Enquiry: Head Protection Used in Ship Holds

Past Enquiry: Key Performance Indicators

Past Enquiry: Stacked Container

Past Enquiry: Driver Competency

Past Enquiry: Flexi-Tanks

Past Enquiry: Safety Training

Past Enquiry: 150/275 Newton Lifejackets

Past Enquiry: Dust Control

Past Enquiry: Safety and Environmental Management Systems

Past Enquiry: International Legislation and Lifting Equipment

Past Enquiry: Working at Height Protection

Past Enquiry: Workplace Transport Management

Past Enquiry: Lifting Operations

Past Enquiry: Work Equipment

Past Enquiry: Intoxicated Crew Members

Past Enquiry: Wearing of PPE

Past Enquiry: Slipway Biocides

Past Enquiry: Railway Operations Training

Past Enquiry: Gangway Safety

Past Enquiry: Container De-Vanning & Fumigation Residue

Past Enquiry: Sea Conditions and Surf Riding

Past Enquiry: Vessel Access and Marine Safety PPE

Past Enquiry: COSHH Assessment & OSHAS 18001

Past Enquiry: Toolbox Talks

Past Enquiry: Straddle Carrier Collisions

Past Enquiry: Fumigation in Freight Containers

Past Enquiry: RIDDOR Reporting

Past Enquiry: Safety Wellington Boots

Past Enquiry: Explosives License & RA

Past Enquiry: Compacting Woodchips

Past Enquiry: Drugs & Alcohol Testing + Limits

Past Enquiry: Deadman Switch

Past Enquiry: Crane Tyres

Past Enquiry: Emergency Equipment - Stretchers

Past Enquiry: Lifting Operations & Pre-Slung Loads

Past Enquiry: CHIP (Cargo Handling in Ports) Training

Past Enquiry: Container Handling & Use of Tie Backs

Past Enquiry: Split Compartment Trailers - Manual Handling

Past Enquiry: Fumigation

Past Enquiry: Biological Hazards - Leptospirosis

Past Enquiry: Quay Ladders

Past Enquiry: Health and Safety Software

Past Enquiry: Tandem Lifting Operations from Flatbed