Health and safety
Everyone who enters the port must first complete a safety and security induction. If you are just visiting, you don’t need to do this this but must be accompanied by an authorised and inducted person at all times.
If you are going to operational areas of the port, you’ll also be required to wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE).
Contractors and other parties
If your business needs to work on port, you’ll need to first complete our company accreditation process. This tells us whether your company can meet CentrePort’s health and safety standards.
Once you are accredited, all your staff who will be working on port will need to complete a port induction and will be issued with a port ID/access card.
Staff must carry their ID card to enter the port. Anyone found to be without it will be removed from the port.
Other third parties
If your company or organisation needs to complete work on port, your port contact will advise you of additional health and safety requirements which may include:
- Completing an Authority to Access form
- The provision of your Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS). This must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours before you intend to start work on port.
- Permits for certain types of works including hot works, working from heights (including ladders), working in confined spaces, excavation or ground penetration, and use of drones.
- If you are applying for a Crane Lift or loading permit, you’ll need to submit a request for these at least 96 hours (4 working days) before you intend to start work.
Comply with procedures and law
Act safely always, safety is everyone’s job
Intervene when you see something unsafe
All people on port must follow our Lifesavers, which remind us what to watch out for and how we need to behave to remain safe at CentrePort.
Fit – turn up to work fit and unimpaired by drugs or alcohol
Machinery – watch out for all moving machines and equipment
Slips, trips, falls – beware of uneven and slippery surfaces, hold the handrail
Team – work together — mates looking after mates
Training – if you aren’t trained – STOP!
Lines – watch out for flying ropes and wires, and those under tension
PPE – wear the right gear for the job
Reporting – report all incidents immediately
Traffic – no speeding, obey traffic rules, use walkways