Ports and harbours form a major part of coastal communities. They serve as centres of economic development and the gateway to domestic, regional and international trade.
Port authorities and operators face many challenges with regard to their roles and their impact in sustainable development of coastal areas.
The activities in ports and harbours being of paramount importance also raise the need for seamless and secure operations within and outside the realm of activities and movements.
This gives rise to the need for efficient and effective health, safety and environment awareness programmes for port and oil company employees and ship crew to safeguard their and their families’ lives against mishaps at work.
Occupational hazards are unpredictable but have a profound impact on the lives of those affected by them. Besides insurance against these hazards, education of employees to identify such incidences and take appropriate action as well as undertake precautionary measures and follow certain standards to prevent such instances is extremely important.
Universally, there are many measures being undertaken to encourage ports and harbours as well as oil companies and related organisations to follow standards that help prevent against hazards impacting the health and safety of workers and the quality of the environment.
One such code of conduct and safety for East Asian organisations is the PSHEM (Port Safety, Health and Environmental Management) Code, which aims to provide port authorities or any other organisation working within a port standards to measure quality and performance of operations with regard to quality, safety and health of employees as well as protection of the environment.
PSHEM recognises three broad areas of operations–compliance, proficiency and performance excellence. Management systems protect large capital investments made by companies. Thus, training in health and safety of employees and the environment and adherence to global standards is extremely important.
This Zoe training course will empower you with an overall understanding and complete information of measures and best practices to ensure health and safety of employees of ports, oil companies and ships as well as protection of the environment.
The content of the course will provide you the necessary training to conduct operations in a controlled and defined manner to prevent occurrence of occupational hazards. Further, the course will offer information on the various steps that organisations undertake or need to undertake to safeguard employees against these hazards.
The experience gained through this course will not only help you to work in a safer, better and more informed manner but also give you the confidence to play a critical role in defining health and safety standards for your organisation, in accordance with the universal standards.
The main objective of this course is to empower marine professionals and oil company employees with—
- complete information about health and safety of employees and protection of the environment
- awareness of best practices to follow at work to cause minimum pollution to the environment
- knowledge of certain precautionary measures while working and handling machinery or other equipment to prevent occupational hazards
- the necessary information to handle cargo and waste material in a controlled manner so as to minimise negative impact to the environment
- the required skill and capability to devise, implement and manage safety and health management systems in the organisation
- the necessary knowledge and confidence to undertake training of new employees for protecting and safeguarding them and the organisations’ assets against hazards
- the required experience and information to implement advanced systems and technologies to ensure seamless maintenance of health, safety and environment quality
- the necessary information and skill to conduct regular internal audits for the organisation to ensure adherence to universal standards
- the adequate level of knowledge needed to progress in the organisation by undertaking critical roles in safety, health and environment awareness
Zoe Talent Solutions, unarguably, has the most dynamic training process for each of its courses, with each course content undergoing detailed review to check relevance to the professional experience and backgrounds of the training audience. An experienced trainer delivers training through detailed-yet-simple presentations.
Trainee participation is encouraged through group discussions and other similar activities to foster equal contribution and active learning. Trainees also share experiences from their organisations, and the trainer discusses these with relevance to the training content and topic. Mock drills and safety demonstrations help include practical assignments and exercises in the training.
Like other Zoe Talent Solutions’ courses, this training course follows the Do–Review–Learn–Apply Model.
By marine professionals and oil company employees undertaking this course, their respective organisations will benefit in the following manner:
- Readily trained and educated employees to follow best practices at work to prevent hazards and damage to the health and safety of employees and to the environment
- Reduced external training costs because of skilled and trained employees acting as trainers and mentors to other employees and new entrants
- Reduced risk of occurrence of hazards and other gravely impacting incidents at the workplace
- Greater investments and higher profits because of reduced costs against maintenance of property, business assets and employees from hazards
- Better employer brand because of assured and defined systems for health and safety of employees
- Positive contributor to environmental preservation and protection because of best practices and standards followed at the organisation
- Regular internal audits to keep a check on internal processes and systems to identify wear and tear in the initial stages and prevent them from reaching life-threatening stages
- Use of advanced systems and technologies for maintaining the health and safety of employees and protecting the environment
With this course, marine professionals and oil company employees will benefit in the following ways:
- Complete understanding and information of best practices to be followed at one’s workplace to ensure the health and safety of self and colleagues
- Increased awareness of certain processes and procedures to be followed to handle cargo and treat waste material to minimise environmental impact
- More preparedness and enhanced skill to play an important role in implementing systems and processes in one’s organisation to protect the environment and the health and safety of employees from occupational hazards
- Greater understanding and knowledge to contribute to the success of the business because of reduced costs towards occupational hazards and related penalties, paving the path for one’s growth within the organisation
- Increased skill and confidence to work with new technologies and implement them in one’s organisation to ensure seamless, hazard-free operations
- A sense of satisfaction and pride to contribute towards conservation of the environment through awareness and training programmes related to environment and business operations keeping health and safety in mind
Who Should Attend?
- Senior management and owners of shipping and oil companies whose prime responsibility is to safeguard employee health and lives as well as the environment against occupational hazards because of the activities at these sites
- Investors who would be interested in financing certain organisations or projects within these organisations
- Marine engineers and other technical staff responsible for testing the performance and safety of machinery and using these during business operations
- Internal and external auditors responsible for ensuring adherence to universal standards of safety and protection
- Policy makers responsible for framing safety policies and related documents
- Other employees of oil companies and ports as well as ship crew working at vulnerable places and performing risky operations in a risky environment
The course will cover the following topics necessary to understand health, safety and environment awareness of port and oil company workers as well as ship crew:
Module 1 – Types of Oil Work Hazards
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Contact injuries
- Fires and explosions
- Biological hazards
- Ergonomic hazards
- Slips, trips and falls
- Chemical hazards
Module 2 – Port Work Hazards
- Fires and explosions
- Chemical hazards
- Weather conditions/tidal movements
- Physical exhaustion
- Slips, trips and falls
- Cargo transport accidents
Module 3 – Ship Hazards
- Fires and electric shocks
- Carbon dioxide poisoning
- Electronic device hazards
- Aluminium tool and paint hazards
- Wind and lightning
- Oxygen deficiency
Module 4 – Importance of Health and Safety Awareness and Training
- Reduced injury and illness
- Positive work culture
- Reduced environmental impact
- Legal standard adherence
- Increased employer branding
- Increased credibility
- Reduced risk of losses
Module 5 – Elements of a Safety Management System
- Strategic plan
- Policies and processes
- Training and induction
Module 6 – Pillars of a Health and Safety Management System
- Management commitment
- Clear safety objectives
- Defined methods and processes
- Transparency in safety management
Module 7 – Essential Elements of a Health and Safety Management Programme
- Hazard recognition, evaluation and control
- Safety performance management
- Regulatory compliance management
- Information collection and dissemination
- Assessments and audits
Module 8 – Success Factors of Health, Safety and Environment Management
- Leadership mind-set and corporate commitment
- Investment in infrastructure and management systems
- Education and training
- Regulatory framework