Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
Safe ports make for efficient ports which are well positioned to support Ireland’s economy and create employment through export led growth.
This information sheet provides basic information and guidance on the management of health and safety for people involved in port and dock operations, including port authorities, stevedoring companies, terminal operators (such as container, Roll-on Roll-off [Ro-Ro], Lift-on Lift-off [Lo-Lo] and passenger ferry companies), transport and logistics companies and shipping agents.
This information sheet provides guidance on some of the main hazards encountered in port and dock operations. It will be of assistance to employers when conducting a risk assessment of their or their employees’ work activities in ports and docks. It will also be of interest to anyone who visits ports and docks during the course of their work.