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 of a positive safety culture.
Two incidents involving port staff using the wrong type of equipment to move a load have recently occurred. Both incidents could have been avoided if the right handling method and equipment had been used.
For more information on the incident, lesson learned, actions that were taken and recommendations on the Using Correct Equipment incident can be found in the attachment below
Thank you to our member Associated British Ports for sharing this with the industry