Safety day at the Port of HaminaKotka


The first national safety day of ports will be held in Finland on Monday 2 October. The port safety day is a joint event of the management and personnel of enterprises, trade unions and port operators. The event is organised by the Finnish Port Operators Association, and the goal is to make the day an annual tradition.

The main themes of the day are visibility and safe moving. The objective is to pay attention to visibility also during the way to and from work. This can be accomplished by means of reflectors and various types of reflecting clothing. In addition to the prevention of slipping, the topics discussed during the day include issues such as right ways of getting into and out of work machinery.

Safety issues will be reviewed in the safety sessions and presentations of various companies. In addition to the main themes, the safety day covers many other topics pertaining to occupational safety, such as the identification, assessment and prevention of risks as well as making of safety observations.

 “Safety at the port is a concern shared by us all. Safe operations in the rapidly changing work environment of the Port of HaminaKotka require commitment from all of us. Everyone must follow all national and international regulations concerning work safety, along with the separate guidelines of the Port of HaminaKotka concerning moving and working within the port areas,” says Markku Koskinen, Director of Traffic Operations of the Port of HaminaKotka.

Further information on the safety matters of the Port of HaminaKotka can be found in the instructions of the port.


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