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.
During routine inspections of high voltage switchgear in two separate ports, it was discovered that the switchgear in question, Schneider Ringmaster RN2c units using SF6 as a form of insulating medium, had lost pressure and there was no protection provided in the event of a fault.
For more information on the incident, lesson learned, actions that were taken and recommendation on Switchgear Defect Incident can be found in the attachment below
Thank you to our member port Associated British Ports for sharing this with the industry.