CUSP: Getting Around

GETTING AROUND

DRIVING

Driving requirements

While driving on the port, you must:

  • wear seat belts where fitted – this applies to the driver and all passengers
  • have an operating amber flashing light and/or hazard lights
  • drive safely and within the speed limit of 20km/hr
  • follow port traffic rules, signage and road markings
  • be aware of people and other vehicles, machinery and rail at all times
  • proceed with caution at all times
  • drive directly to the allocated work area using the designated roadways – short cuts or alternative routes are not permitted at any time
  • not enter any restricted area without escort or approval
  • not use a cell phone, unless a hands-free kit is fitted
  • abide by NZTA road rules. 

Port gate roundabout arrangements

The roundabout mostly follows conventional NZTA roundabout rules.  This is with the exception of going down towards Aotea Wharves.  Roundabout routes are shown in the diagram below.

Port gate roundabout

Parking – mobile plant and operational vehicles

Park in a position that will not obstruct operations or be a hindrance to other port users, as follows:

  • Clear of pedestrian crossings, walkways, truck lay-bys or emergency assembly areas.
  • In a place that is easily accessible to the allocated drivers.
  • Within the designated parking areas that are allocated for your mobile plant or vehicle.
  • Clear of sheds (except roadside parks), wharves and operational areas.

 

If the route or traffic requirements are in doubt, the driver is to park the vehicle in a designated or other safe parking area and seek assistance from Port Security.

Rail and access restriction lights

RED alternating or flashing RED/ORANGE strobe lights operate across the port. When on, these lights indicate that rail is operating in the area. All port users must always:

  • be aware of rail activity on the port
  • stop for lights, barriers and alarms
  • proceed with caution.

 

On Aotea Quay RED and BLUE access restriction lights operate in multiple locations. These lights are a critical safety feature to keep machinery and pedestrian workers separate and to avoid operational traffic conflicts. All port users passing through or working on Aotea Quay must at all times:

  • be aware of rail, machinery, cruise operations and people operating in the area
  • proceed with caution.

Breakdown arrangements

Operational plant must be serviced in the designated maintenance areas. If the plant cannot be moved notify the person in charge of the area.

When work must be undertaken in an operational area, the work must be planned and agreed in advance. The following requirements apply to work undertaken in the operational area:

  • Complete a temporary traffic management plan if required.
  • Park service vehicle close to the work area, with all hazard and warning lights on.
  • Isolate the work area from traffic and other work with cones, barriers, fences or other appropriate means.
  • When work is complete, remove all barriers and contact the person in charge to confirm that the work is complete.

 

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Shared zone traffic management arrangements

The area between Sheds R and S and the rail is a designated shared zone. This is shown in red and white striped section in the diagram overleaf. Straddles and other operational equipment work in this area. The traffic management arrangements in the shared zone are to separate operational traffic from through traffic.

The traffic management arrangements for the shared zone are as follows:

  • No pedestrian traffic is permitted along the berth access road – use the Port Security shuttle if you do not have access to a vehicle.
  • All drivers entering this area to be aware of mixed activities – straddles, operating machinery and other vehicles.
  • Before entering the shared zone you must STOP AND LOOK. Do not enter if there are straddles or other operating machinery in this area.
  • The access road to the breastwork (berth access) is via the south side (green arrow) of Shed R. Note: the traffic flows two ways along the access road.
  • The access road between the log yard and Shed S (red arrow) is closed for all traffic not associated with the log operation.

Shared Zone

4.2.2           Traffic management plans

A temporary traffic management plan must be completed for any activity that obstructs or closes a road or results in traffic flows that are different to the standard plans.

The port user generating the activity is responsible for completing a temporary traffic management plan. The plan must be reviewed and approved by CentrePort prior to the commencement of the activity.

On occasion this may include appointment of a pointsman to direct traffic. Port users must follow the instructions of a traffic pointsman at all times.

WALKING

General

CentrePort has taken an approach to eliminate the potential for interfaces between people on the ground and mobile plant and equipment. If this interface cannot be eliminated, strict controls must be put in place to ensure people on the ground are not at risk from mobile plant and equipment.

  • Wherever possible avoid walking on the port – vehicle transport is to be used.
  • All ships’ crews and visitors are not to walk through the port – they must use the Port Security shuttle (see call points here).
  • Never walk through the container terminal or another port user’s controlled area unless approved by the person in charge.
  • Proceed with caution at all times, maintaining a high level of awareness.
  • Always assume that you have not been seen by machinery operators – ensure eye contact and acknowledgment with the driver have been made before walking past mobile equipment.
  • Report any near-miss incidents involving the interface between people on the ground and mobile plant and equipment. These are considered high potential incidents by CentrePort and must be followed up with urgency.
  • Personal protective equipment must be worn as set out in section 8.
  • Pedestrian crossings must be used whenever practicable.
  • Pedestrian walkways within the port secure area are clearly marked on the ground with yellow hatched lines. Only these marked walkways can be used for transitioning through the port secure area on foot. These walkways are for pedestrian transit only and must be kept clear.
  • All visitors without approved company vehicles must use the Port Security shuttle provided at the Port Security Centre for transportation in the port secure area
  • Fixed security shuttle call points and pick up locations are noted on the CUSP Coverage Plan on page 10.
  • Mobile security shuttle call points are put in place on the top of the gangway of ships berthed next to the log storage area and container terminal. Ships’ crews can call the Port Security shuttle to pick them up from here. Ships’ crews and visitors must wait on the ship for the Port Security shuttle to arrive.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements

  • Personal protective equipment must be worn as set out here.
  • Pedestrian crossings must be used whenever practicable.
  • Pedestrian walkways within the port secure area are clearly marked on the ground with yellow hatched lines. Only these marked walkways can be used for transitioning through the port secure area on foot. These walkways are for pedestrian transit only and must be kept clear.

Designated walkways and crossings

  • Pedestrian crossings must be used whenever practicable.
  • Pedestrian walkways within the port secure area are clearly marked on the ground with yellow hatched lines. Only these marked walkways can be used for transitioning through the port secure area on foot. These walkways are for pedestrian transit only and must be kept clear.

 

PORT SECURITY SHUTTLE – CALL POINTS

  • All visitors without approved company vehicles must use the Port Security shuttle provided at the Port Security Centre for transportation in the port secure area
  • Fixed security shuttle call points and pick up locations are noted on the CUSP Coverage Plan here.
  • Mobile security shuttle call points are put in place on the top of the gangway of ships berthed next to the log storage area and container terminal. Ships’ crews can call the Port Security shuttle to pick them up from here. Ships’ crews and visitors must wait on the ship for the Port Security shuttle to arrive.

 

 
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