Ports & Shipping

Course aim

To provide basic information and areas of responsibility for health, safety and the environment

To understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and effects on individuals and the employer

To demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper
  • Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health, safety & the environment
  • Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when change to a generic assessment is required
  • Understand the common hazards associated with work.

MODULE 1 – Organising for safety

Will give delegates an understanding of:- the legal responsibilities of employers and employees, the role of enforcing authorities, what makes a vulnerable worker, hazard identification and control.

MODULE 2 – Safety in docks

Will give delegates an understanding of the nature of hazard recognition and practice of risk assessment of vehicles and cranes on site to both the operatives and pedestrians.

MODULE 3 – Common hazards

The session will give delegates an understanding of the hazards presented within the dock area – confined spaces regulations, dangers and key points, dangerous cargos – signs, lifting operations, manual handling, suspended and swing loads, working at height, refrigeration plant, warehousing.

MODULE 4 – Health and hygiene

The session highlights the risks and controls for substances hazardous to health together with other ill health risks from workplace activities, including musculoskeletal problems, effects of noise and stress. In addition candidates will be made aware of the varied precautions which can be taken.

The Safety Pass Alliance work with employers, employer associations, Trade Unions, NTO and other relevant bodies to design and develop training programmes tailored to suit each sector.

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