INCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES
Requirement to have emergency response procedures in place
All port user companies are required to have emergency procedures in place that cover the range of likely emergencies for their situation. The procedures will include provision for visitors and others in their work area and must include provision for communication between other port users likely to be affected by or required to respond in an emergency situation.
Notifying an emergency situation
In any emergency, Port Security must be notified by phone on:
Port Security will:
Responding to emergency situations
When an emergency situation arises at the port, the following responses from port users are expected:
First aid arrangements
All port users are required to have their own arrangements for first aid equipment and trained first aiders. In addition, the following arrangements are also available:
Work stoppage requirements
In any actual emergency or other high risk situation, work within the affected or potentially affected areas of the port should be stopped. Examples of these situations include:
Port users are responsible for maintaining evacuation procedures for any buildings and operational areas under their control. Where a port user is working in an area outside their control, they must follow the instructions of the person in charge of the area, Port Security, or other authorised person.
In general, the evacuation procedure will provide for the following:
Within CentrePort-owned buildings, CentrePort is responsible for providing and maintaining fire evacuation schemes and procedures. Building occupants need to:
Incident reporting requirements for incidents that occur within port common areas are as follows:
WorkSafe New Zealand defines what constitutes a notifiable event. For more information see www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/notifications-forms/notifiable-events.
In the event of a notifiable event, the port user company involved must notify:
The regulator may request that the incident scene be held. In this situation other port users must respect this requirement.
In keeping with best practice, in the unfortunate event of a serious incident, companies are to assist one another wherever possible.
Incident follow-up and investigation
Sharing investigation outcomes
Port users are encouraged to share learnings from incidents with other port users, both within CentrePort and nationally. The Port Health and Safety Incident Alert template shown in Appendix 3 may be used to share this information.
PORT INDUSTRY INCIDENT ALERT TEMPLATE
CUSP: Incidents and Emergencies