PSS along with Port Industry Chief Executive has identified six key priorities for the sector, one of which is " Early Information Sharing". This sharing of early information among port members can help prevent a similar occurrence in other PSS member ports. This is a proactive method of managing Health & Safety within organizations and is a leading indicator for a positive safety culture.
A 12- volt commercial “Kavako” battery exploded while being charged. Fortunately, no one was injured, but a battery explosion is often so violent that it shatters battery and produces a high dangerous shower of fragments and corrosive chemicals.
For more information on the incident, lesson learned, actions that were taken and recommendation on Battery Charging Incident can be found in the attachment below
Thank you to our member port Associated British Ports for sharing this with the industry.