HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT
The Responsibilities Includes:
- Safety in the port premises
- Safety of cargo operations
- Safety of workers
- Healthy working environment
- Fire protection
- Fire prevention
- Supervision of port cleanliness
- Supervision of Liquid Chemical and Palm Oil berth operation
- The facilities and services it designs, builds, operate and provides are in accordance with appropriate legal requirements, industrial standards and best practices.
- Provision of necessary resources, systems, processes and training to inculcate the “Safe Working Culture” in all our operations.
- Communication with employees, contractors, customers, suppliers, and the public with regards to appropriate matters on health, safety and environment
- Contingency plans are in place and maintained to deal with with emergencies
- Revision of safety management system and practices from time to time to ensure continuous improvement
- All its employees, contractors, and suppliers to strictly adhere to this policy
- Safety patrol within port premises
- Supervising of DG cargo movement and storage
- Safety induction to all workers and stevedores
- Safety surveillance and checks
- Oil spill combat team
- Safety advice for handling of heavy lift, and awkward cargoes
- Fire and safety audits
- Ambulance service
- Safety/fire and oil spill trainings
- Fire surveillance
The department operated by Auxiliary Police Officer, is vested with police powers to ensure a secure environment within the port premises.
The Responsibilities Includes:
- Security of port areas
- Enforcement of ISPS Code requirements
- Security of cargo and assets
- Monitoring of vessels alongside
- Manning of accesses
- Investigation and prosecution of selective cases in the port area
To ensure that the port is crime free.
To establish a responsible, reliable and competent workforce to keep order and security within the port areas and to undertake measures and steps to prevent crime.
Ensure the security of personnel’s, assets and cargoes in Kuantan Port.
- Security patrolling service within port premises
- Joint cooperation with local/marine police department
- Provide security escort
- Crowd control
- Traffic Control
- Processing of port passes and security vetting
INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND PORT FACILITY SECURITY (ISPS)
Due to the 11 September 2001 tragedy, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Revolution Act A.924 (22) required for the ‘Review of measures and procedure to prevent acts of terrorism which threatened the security of passengers and crew and the safety of ships’. The research was done to improve international law and safety measures to protect world ports from terrorism.
The diplomatic conference held during the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) in London stated the need for international ship safety measures practiced to be in accordance to the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS).
Good safety measures at port based on ISPS Code (section 16.9 part b) consist of:
- In and out of port
- Prohibited area at port facility
- Cargo handling
- Shunting and storage movement
- Handling unaccompanied baggage
- Safety control at port facility
- To maintain good international relationship amongst contracting government and all other related parties to avoid incidents of any terrorism.
- Responsibility and action to be taken by each party to ensure the safety of international ports
- Efficiency in exchanging data and information
- To have an efficient operational procedure to avoid any accident on ship and at port
- To practice good maritime safety measures