Professor David Walters talks about the study he led into health and safety in the global container terminals industry.
The IOSH-funded study identified continuing risks, causes for concern and flaws in the behavioural management systems commonly employed by operators. It also offered clear pointers to improvement.
It was carried out by Cardiff University. Researchers were granted unique workplace access by six major port/global network terminal operators, which were anonymised in the data.
The report recognises the ongoing health and safety progress made by port operators. But it highlights attention needs to be paid to areas of concern.
For more details, visit www.iosh.co.uk/containerterminals