Our number one priority is the safety of our staff – nothing is more important to us than ensuring everyone goes home safely at the end of day.
Jouke Schaap, Port Director at Peel Ports’ Container Division, explains how the efforts of employees at the Port of Liverpool in maintaining a safe work environment is being recognised.
The key to ensuring health and safety in the workplace is having a good management system that protects everyone. For us, that’s our Safety365 initiative that sees every employee at every level of the business receive access to consistent, up-to-date and practical training programmes that will help them carry out their roles to the highest possible safety standards.
Recently, we were proud to recognise the exemplary efforts from employees at the Port of Liverpool container terminals in promoting a safe workplace with a donation of £1000 to the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the city.
The donation to Alder Hey will go towards funding of the world-leading research and care carried out at the children’s hospital, which helps over 275,000 young people and their families each year.
It’s important to mark these successes, because it helps to promote the importance of having an environment where health and safety is paramount, and that in turn is a crucial part of our overall strategy.
Rolled out across all ports in the network, Safety365 has been put in place to ensure the availability of the latest health and safety news, views and activities needed to support our efforts to become the safest port operator in the UK.
The success at the Port of Liverpool is testament to the hard work of employees in adhering to the high standards set by Safety365. It’s the right thing to do for our staff and our business. But it’s also great that we can help others too.
I’ll leave the final word to Hayley Thomas, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Alder Hey Children’s Charity: “We would like to say thank you to Peel Ports for choosing to support Alder Hey through this ongoing initiative. We are so appreciative of their generosity which will help us to fund enhancements to the hospital, making a huge difference to our inspiring patients and their families at what can be a very difficult time.”
Blog by Jouke Schaap, Port Director at Peel Ports’ Container Division
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