LPC is committed to implementing safety initiatives for the continuing improvement of health and safety at the Port.
Every job at Lyttelton Port requires specialised skills – our staff members work in a wide variety of roles and environments. For all positions, being trained in working safely is a top priority. Many people join our staff with pre-existing qualifications and skills and our focus is building on these to ensure every team member is trained to work effectively. Our team members receive both external and internal training to keep up to date in their skills. External courses include First Aid, Confined Spaces and Heights Training. Internally, we provide extensive staff training. For example, within our Container Terminal we deliver specialised training to our Cargo Handlers and teach the highly important and technical skills of lashing, straddle driving and crane driving.
Whether trained on the job, or externally – every role has critical skills and competencies that must be maintained.
NEW RADIO SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
We have a project underway to roll out a brand new dedicated radio network which will improve radio communications significantly across all Port operations. One of the key health and safety benefits from this upgrade is all radio users can be reached simultaneously in the event of an emergency, resulting in operations coming to an immediate standstill.
INCIDENT CAUSATION ANALYSIS METHOD (ICAM) TRAINING
We have trained over 30 staff in ICAM (Incident Causation Analysis Method) to ensure incidents are accurately and thoroughly investigated, with the involvement of front-line staff. ICAM is a simple and efficient method of root cause analysis that helps investigators identify and correct issues to prevent incidents from recurring
COMMITTEE STRUCTURE & FEEDBACK REGARDING ISSUE RESOLUTION
Our Health and Safety committees support improved safety in the Port by providing a conduit for H&S issues to be raised and resolved collaboratively between staff and management. These committees are performing well, and recent staff feedback shows that issue resolution is increasing and staff appreciate the structured approach to raising and resolving H&S concerns.
‘Mango’ is our Health & Safety software used to record, manage and report on incidents and identified hazards. ‘Mango’ relies on staff submitting detailed incident reports to keep LPC informed of existing or emerging risks. The most significant benefit of ‘Mango’ is that it enables incidents to be managed efficiently throughout their entire lifecycle, and allows data extraction for trend analysis. It supports our ability to learn from incidents.