A review of the most serious incidents and fatalities occurring in our organization in recent years has highlighted a number of recurring fatality-potential risks that we are concentrating our efforts on and calling these “The Fatal 5”.
APM Terminals has adopted a set of standards for the management of safety risks. These standards reflect our core values in that all work place fatalities are preventable and have been developed based on and incorporating the Global Minimum Requirements (GMR). Consideration has also been given to practices adopted by global leaders in similar heavy industries.
The top 5 risks represented by the “Fatal 5” are Transportation, Suspended loads & Lifting, Working At Height, Stored Energy and Control of Contractors
1) Transportation risk shall identify and control the risks associated with the movement, the use and maintenance of mobile equipment and pedestrians. 2) Suspended loads & Lifting shall use appropriate equipment and safe system of work to minimize the likelihood of personnel being injured by swinging, shifting or falling loads during all load handling operations. 3) Working At Height shall protect employees and contractors by controlling the risks associated with working at height. We shall comply with all local legislative requirements, and in some jurisdictions exceed those requirements. 4) Stored Energy shall control the risks arising from the uncontrolled release of stored energy. 5) Control of contractors shall work in accordance with APM Terminals and site-specific requirements.