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Safe work instructions

Issue number: MO-2010-002-SI-01
Who it affects: All stevedores
Issue owner: Patrick Terminals
Operation affected: Marine: Shore-based operations
Background: Investigation Report 273-MO-2010-002
Date: 19 December 2011

Safety issue description

Patrick Terminals’ safe work instructions for lashing/unlashing did not specifically cover the recognised safe practices of not working under containers or between moving containers and fixed objects. Consequently, there was a discontinuity between the level of awareness regarding these dangers and the training new employees received during their induction period.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Patrick Terminals
Action number: MO-2010-002-NSA-032
Date: 19 December 2011
Action status: Closed

As discussed in section 2.6.4 of this report, the ATSB has been advised by Patrick Terminals that the safe work instructions for lashing/unlashing, and for the deck team leader, were extensively revised following the accident. Representatives from Patrick’s management, safety, stevedoring and training teams were represented in the revision of the safe work instructions.

These revised safe work instructions now cover the recognised safe practices of not working under containers or between moving containers and fixed objects and make extensive reference to adherence to the restricted zone protocol. As a result, the revised safe work instructions have removed the discontinuity that existed before the accident and now reinforce the previously mentioned recognised safe practices for lashing and unlashing operations which are taught during induction training.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Patrick Terminals adequately addresses this safety issue.

   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

Patricks have undertaken substantial review of the SWis including reference to the new RZP.

 
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Last update 06 March 2014