Guidance Group Milestone Achievement and Launch Dinner

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 14:30

In the last two years the hard work, commitment and genuine collegiate working of the Guidance Group has smashed previous production records for our vital triple badged Safety in Ports guidance.  Thanks to close working with our delivery partners, the HSE and Unite the Union we have built new or thoroughly reviewed older documents covering an array of port specific topics.  Since 2018, the Group has produced 14 documents published and 7 reviewed and awaiting final approval.

Produced and Published

  • SiP001 Workplace Transport Planning & Terminals - Apr 2018
  • SiP003 Container Handling - July 2018
  • SiP005 Mooring Operations - April 2018
  • SiP005 Mooring Operations + Bollards guidance - March 2019
  • SiP006 Transfer of Bulk Liquids & Gases - Sep 2018
  • SiP009 Lighting - Feb 2018
  • SiP010 Workplace Transport –StoRo & RoRo Operations – Mar 2019
  • SiP011 Sources of Occupational Health Information - March 2019
  • SiP013 Management of non-permanent employees Dec 2019
  • SiP014 Safe Access and Egress – Sep 2019
  • SiP016 Emergency planning in ports - March 2019
  • SiP019 Selection and Use of Buoyancy Aids - Nov 2018 now merged into Water Safety
  • SiP020 Water Safety – Sep 2019
  • SiP022 Biomass - Feb 2018

Produced and in Final Review

  • SiP007 Loading & Unloading of Dry Bulk Cargo
  • SiP008 Storage of Dry Bulk Cargo
  • SiP012 RoRo passenger and cruise operations
  • SiP015 Confined Spaces in ports
  • SiP017 Management of Fitness for work in ports
  • SiP018 Safety induction and training
  • SiP024 Safe access into freight containers

Guidance Dinner 2

Celebrating shared success, we invited Guidance Group members old and new to a dinner on 3 December to publicly recognise their key contribution to making ports safer and to say a simple but heartfelt, thank you.  We were delighted to have Maeve O'Loughlin, a powerful health and safety influencer and thought leader as our guest speaker.  Maeve has both business and academic experience and brings a passion for a practical, people-focused approach to managing the environment, safety and health for sustainability and productivity. There was real energy in the room.  As soon as Maeve had finished her formal presentation there was a lively, inclusive discussion.  Attendees busily explored new ideas with a visible openness to think differently and consider fresh opportunities.   

Our sincere thanks to all who were able to attend and to those others who have also made a material contribution to our industry's best practice!