As part of PSS and Industry Chief Executive priorities for the sector, “Early Information Sharing” is aimed at proactively preventing incidents among members. These are good opportunities for PSS members to proactively review/modify safety control measures and is a leading indicator of a positive safety culture.
The following Safety Alert has been shared by one of our members to raise awareness on a Gangway Near Miss. More information on the incident, lesson learned and any actions that were taken can be found below.
Had the gangway hit the vehicle it would have inflicted serious damage to both the vehicle and occupants.
Personnel: Please forward this alert on to colleagues in your port environment including management, supervisory, staff and the wider stakeholders including tenants/suppliers on the port estate.
Distribution: These can then be downloaded, printed and posted at various strategic locations such as workshops, notice boards, staff canteens, smoking areas etc to raise awareness about causes and preventive actions.
Discussions: This safety alert can be further utilised to facilitate safety discussions and stimulate employee safety leadership through toolbox talks, leadership 'Walk the talks' and hazard hunts, just to name a few.
Special thanks to our member Bristol Port Company for sharing this alert with the rest of the industry.