Health & Safety at the Port of Felixstowe

HEALTH AND SAFETY
AT THE PORT:
SUPPORTING BEST PRACTICE

26th March 2013

SAFETY DEPARTMENT SERVICES

The Safety Department at the Port of Felixstowe is available to provide critical advice to customers, employees and Port management, and to carry out safety inspections and environmental monitoring of cargoes.

Advice can be provided concerning UK, European and International fire, health, safety and environmental legislation. In addition, a wide range of environmental monitoring can be carried out, and sampling analyses for gases, chemicals, noise, radioactivity, exhaust ventilation systems and lighting can all be undertaken.

Routine safety inspections, tours, job task safety analyses, risk assessments and accident investigations are all performed by the Safety Department, in addition to safety training for Port personnel to increase safety awareness and to reduce accidents and loss. 

Certificated to 18001 (safety) 14001 (Environmental) and 5001 (Energy) standards the management systems provide for continuous improvement across all areas.

The Department can be contacted during normal working hours on 01394 604721, with on-call Shift Managers available from 17:30 hours daily, contactable on 07848 015529.

DANGEROUS GOODS CENTRE

Under the auspices of the Safety Department, the Dangerous Goods Centre (DGC) oversees the movement of hazardous cargo through the Port. This ensures that cargo is safe and handled without risks to health, and that the requirements of both The Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code are met.

Notification of all dangerous goods to pass through the Port must be made to the DGC, with written prior approval and special data required for explosive and radioactive cargoes. Notification for all hazardous cargoes being imported is made electronically through the Destin8 Dangerous Goods Reporting System. Remain On Board dangerous goods cargoes must also be reported and may also be notified through Destin8.

Dangerous goods notifications made electronically through the Destin8 system are relayed automatically to Harwich Haven Authority and are free of charge.

CONTACT DETAILS
Safety Department:
Tel:          01394 604721
or:           07848 015529 (after 17:50hrs)

Dangerous Goods Centre (and to obtain a copy of our Customer Guide to Procedures for Handling Dangerous Goods):
Tel:          01394 604540 / 604532
Fax:         01394 604873

 

PORT PROTECTION

As one of the major gateways to the UK, the Port of Felixstowe plays a key role in national security as well as upholding its duty of care to protect all employees and users of the port. We have dedicated Emergency Services teams who comply with national and international regulations including the International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

THE PORT POLICE

The Port Police Unit is a statutory independent police force committed to the prevention, detection and investigation of crime and any suspicious activity on the port. Port Police Officers have the same status and powers as regular officers on, and within one mile, of the port boundaries. They work with other agencies and statutory organisations to provide a safe and secure environment for all port users and visitors.

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FIRE AND AMBULANCE SERVICE

Available to respond to incidents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our multi-skilled Fire and Ambulance team are always on call. The team are trained in all aspects of firefighting, emergency rescue and paramedic services. Port Emergency Services teams co-operate frequently with Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service to ensure the quality of service on the port, and to support the seamless handover of responsibility for incidents to local emergency services if required.

In addition to dealing with emergency situations, we also proactively support the wellbeing of our employees through the work of the Occupational Heath team. They offer a comprehensive health service for both employees and other companies operating from the Port of Felixstowe.

CONTACT DETAILS
For more information about any aspect of Port Protection, contact Bob Page, Head of HR:
Tel: 01394 602089