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Port environments can be loud and busy places. Workers and all other persons engaged in, or in the vicinity of port operations need to be aware of health and safety risks present while carrying out their work.
The Ports Tool is a practical, interactive online tool, created to improve health and safety in the ports sector, particularly identifying and managing critical risks.
The tool was developed in collaboration with WorkSafe New Zealand, ACC, the Ports Industry Association and New Zealand Ports.
Port environments are complex and high-risk operations. The virtual port in the Ports Tool represents key zones that many New Zealand ports have - it is not based on one particular port operation. These key zones highlight critical risks to workers in this industry.
Code of practice for health and safety in port operations (2004)
This joint code of practice with Maritime New Zealand is no longer available on this webpage.
A pdf copy can be provided on request by emailing the Guidance and Education Development team.
Where to go for more information