Updates to Timber Handling and general Cargo safety guidance

Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 16:35

We are delighted announce that the new revisions of Safety in Ports (SiP):

  • 002 General Cargo
  • 004 Timber Handling


… have been approved by HSE’s publication guidance group and are now available on our SiP web page:


These documents have been updated to reflect recent changes in regulations and to address issues raised following accidents and lessons learned.

The work has been undertaken as a joint project combining input from ports, Unite the Union and the HSE. This has been a genuine collegiate exercise with the working group rolling up its collective sleeves and pushing for a common goal.

Our thanks go to all of those who have committed time and energy to the work and we commend the guidance to employers, employees and regulators alike.