Port Pipavavís commitment to safety at all levels is a cornerstone of its operations. The port has embraced APM Terminalsí goal of eliminating workplace accidents and instituting best practices to ensure safety throughout its operations. Safety education, training and continuous monitoring are designed to improve awareness and bring positive results to these efforts.
To underscore its ommitment, the port has a dedicated Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) department responsible for ensuring the safety of contractors, and all port activities. In addition to issuing a comprehensive HSE manual, the port requires all new employees to participate in a safety induction programme. These programmes and materials outline safety dos and doníts for employees and vendors. As importantly, they actively solicit the cooperation of employees in ensuring their own safety, and help groom employees to take safety seriously
The port has also developed safety measures and procedures to handle specific operations and scenarios quickly and efficiently. These include a comprehensive disaster management plan, and an oil spill contingency plan. A dedicated team of firemen and fire-related equipment ensures that Port Pipavav is fully prepared to respond to any fire event or emergency.
Transparency is the key to any effective safety strategy. Frequent safety meetings, notices and a detailed reporting system keep employees and management continually informed about the portís safety policy, incidents, and safety record.
Port Pipavavís commitment to safety is matched by its emphasis on quality security. The port has a dedicated head of security, along with an outsourced security force of approximately 200 people. There is a comprehensive security policy and manual, which together describe the security measures that protect all cargo, materials and people at the port.
Port Pipavavís operations are compliant with the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS), a document outlining a comprehensive set of measures that enhance the security of ships and port facilities. As part of its ISPS compliance, the portís operations are audited on an annual basis. In addition, security drills, and meetings with employees, contractors and government officials ensure that key stakeholders remain active and engaged in the portís security.