The Port of Dover has welcomed over 30 professionals to the Port’s first ever Contractor Safety Forum. The event, organised by the Port of Dover and held at Cruise Terminal 2, provided contractors and Port staff with an opportunity to explore some of the latest developments on key health and safety issues at the Port, as well as to network and share best practice.
The Forum has been set up to provide a platform whereby initiatives, best practice, underlying trends and process safety strategy can be distilled and shared across all the contractors working at Europe’s busiest port, with the aim of enhancing safety.
Following a welcome to the Port by Tim Godden, General Manager Strategy and Risk Management, the Port of Dover’s safety team explained the Port’s incident reporting system and looked at underlying trends. Other topics included Asbestos Awareness, the Contractors Code of Conduct, working at height and contractor engagement.
Tim Godden, General Manager Strategy and Risk Management, Port of Dover, said:
“As Europe’s busiest ferry port, we are committed to making the Port the safest place to work, and the Contractors Safety Forum is a reflection of the strong safety culture we hold throughout the organisation. We hope the forum will be beneficial to our contractors. Everyone working in or at the Port, in whatever capacity, is part of the Port of Dover team and this is another demonstration of how we are working together to be the best port in the world.”
- The forum included eighteen contractors: AD Construction, AMS Engineering, Bam Nuttall, B Young Grounds Maintenance, Charlier Construction, DDS Demolition, E J Dittons, FM Conway Hi-Ways, Hollandia, New Concept Asbestos, NT Rix, OCS, Quaterhall, R B Air, Southern Total Maintenance, Total Support Services and Wardle Painters