Port operations, e.g. handling of dangerous cargo and hazardous goods, represent a potential safety risk if not managed appropriately and effectively. Owing to its complex nature, working in a port still implies very high accident risks. Hence, we follow the ultimate goal of port safety management, which is prevention and eliminating injuries and accidents by avoiding the port employees’ exposure to any hazardous conditions as far as possible.
Safety management is based on risk assessment, i.e. a systematic approach to identify any potential hazard, to analyse and evaluate the risks associated with each particular hazard, and to determine appropriate ways to eliminate or control potential dangers.