For those who aren’t familiar with dry bulks and the types of materials that pass through our ports, you need only look at the tarmacked roads we all drive on, the steel cutlery we eat with and the sugar in our kitchen cupboards. A large amount of these dry bulks are shipped and imported from around the world arriving in places such as the Port of Liverpool as large unpackaged amounts.
Every year Liverpool handles and stores millions of tonnes of dry bulks. Our £100m biomass terminal at the Port of Liverpool is used to ship wood pellets to Drax power station in North Yorkshire, and our animal feed warehouse has had an £8m upgrade giving it capacity for 140,000 tonnes annually, serving the livestock industry in the North-West, Midlands, Wales and Scotland.
With such a wide variety of dry bulks passing through our ports, each presenting different hazards and with their very own distinctive set of safety requirements, keeping all staff and visitors safe is a challenging process.
The ‘Safety365’ campaign that most of you will know about already has been introduced to ensure our staff are kept up to date with the latest news, standards and procedures needed to help us achieve our goal of being the safest port operator in the UK.
One particular focus for the business is to reduce lost-time incidents to zero over the next five years. While this is ambitious, it is certainly achievable as there is no greater priority than ensuring that our colleagues are safe.
So, we’re absolutely delighted to say that the Port of Liverpool’s Dry Bulk operations across all three terminals have recorded 30 years of working hours with no LTIs (lost time incidents).
This is an outstanding achievement, and we are delighted to celebrate this success with our colleagues working in Grain, Animal Feed Stores (AFS) and Biomass.
The 30 year mark was achieved at the end of 2017, and is the result of collaboration between different staff and departments. We look to every single person entering our sites to buy-in to our health and safety goals, take responsibility for looking out for unsafe behaviour and report it before it is too late.
Nine teams across Dry Bulk operations were presented with their very own awards and framed certificates to celebrate this massive achievement. All Peel Ports Group dry bulk staff will also recieve a goody bag including a £10 gift voucher as a small token of our appreciation for reaching this historic milestone.
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