The annual Maritime Safety Week (6-10 July) provides an opportunity for the maritime industry to share their wealth of heath and safety knowledge, experience and best practice. It also aims to increase understanding of what the sector is already doing to respond to the safety challenges it faces, as well as plans for the future.
As part of Portico’s continued commitment to safety, we believe constant engagement with employees is crucial as they are always on the front line.
Through this engagement it was suggested portable safety units could be placed on the quay at strategic points, so they are close to hand when staff are working vessels.
These units cut reaction time dramatically in the event of an incident, as staff no longer need to retrieve important lifesaving equipment from fixed stations.
Our management team thought this was an excellent suggestion so put the plan into action. Now these units are part of all Portico operations.