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Hazard assessment process

Issue number: MO-2010-002-SI-02
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’ hazard identification process had not identified the dangers of working near or under containers being loaded.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Patrick Terminals
Action number: MO-2010-002-NSA-033
Date: 19 December 2011
Action status: Closed

As discussed in section 2.6.6 of the report itself, the ATSB has been advised by Patrick Terminals that hazard identification and risk assessments for lashing/unlashing were revised following the accident and the implementation of the restricted zone protocol. This revision considered the hazards associated with working near containers being loaded and this was included in the revised hazard list.

The implementation of the restricted zone protocol reduces the risk of stevedores working directly in the vicinity of containers being loaded or moving overhead.

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:

Etensive revision of hazard id and risk assessments in the terminal

 
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Last update 06 March 2014