Port Skills and Safety (PSS), the UK’s professional ports health and safety organisation, has been running a campaign this November with useful learning for all transport organisations. 

Logistics port with cranes and shipping containers aerial photo

Called Protecting Quay People, the campaign visits the topics of employee mental health and fitness as well as skills and apprenticeships.  Its member ports have produced a series of online articles about how they have overcome challenges this year and found solutions. 

Highlights include thoughts and practical suggestions for training – not just online – when Covid-19 is a concern, a look at the ‘whole person’ approach to safety, how Shoreham Port is helping colleagues keep fit and healthy, and Peel Ports’ occupational health approach to mental health

Are there are any ideas you could use to help make your workplace safer and healthier?

You can read CIRAS' contribution to the conversation too.

About Port Skills and Safety

PSS exists to make UK ports safer and more skilled.  Its parent organisations, the British Ports association and UK Major Ports Group, cover most of the UK commercial ports, and PSS draws upon their networks and expertise.  It works closely with the ports industry, the HSE and trade unions in promoting safety in the workplace and improving the safety culture throughout the industry.