The Port Electrical Engineer/Electrician
He shall be responsible for all matters concerning electricity connections, supply, distribution, and usage within the Port Estate. He shall ensure that all workplaces – terminals, offices, and workshops are well-lit.
4.1 Port Security Manager
He shall have the overall responsibility to enforce the use of PPE by all employees and port users and ensure that activities are undertaken in compliance with the Health, Safety, and Environment Policy of the Authority. He shall protect life and property against assault, damage, and sabotage within the Port. He shall ensure that only vehicles and equipment that meet the Authority’s safety and environment standards enter the port. He shall also enforce a safe code of driving and no smoking regulations in the port.
4.2 Deputy Director of Training and Development
He shall be responsible for coordinating with all Department Heads to ensure training programs are developed for all employees towards higher safety and health standards in the Port.
4.3 Port Workers
All port workers shall cooperate with the Authority and its officers in matters relating to occupational health, safety, and environment. They are to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and report all occupational health and safety concerns to the appropriate officers detailed in this policy document.
4.4 PORT SAFETY COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES
The Authority recognizes that the views and active involvement of employees and port users are critical in the successful implementation of the Health, Safety, and Environment Policy of the Authority
To this end, there shall be instituted a Port Safety Council, Port Safety Steering Committees, and Unit Safety Committees. Membership and function of these bodies shall include following:
4.5 Port SAFETY COUNCIL
4.5.1 Membership of the Port Safety Council
|1. Managing Director||Chairman|
|2. Deputy Managing Director||Member|
|3. Director of Human Resources and Admin||Member|
|4. Director of Finance||Member|
|5. Director of Traffic Operations & Logistics||Member|
|6. Director of Technical Services||Member|
|7. Director of Maritime and Shipping Services||Member|
|8. Director of Habours & Maritime Services||Member|
|9. Director of Operations – Ferries||Member|
|10. Director of Revenue Generation- Ferries||Member|
|11. Director of Technical Services- Ferries||Member|
|12. Security Manager||Member|
|13. State Security Agencies||Member|
|15. GM- Banjul Shipyard||Member|
|16. Director- Banjul Shipyard||Member|
|17. GM- Banjul Fisheries Jetty||Member|
|18. Director of Technical Services||Member|
|19. Security Manager||Member|
|20. State Security Agencies||Member|
4.5.2 Functions of the Port Safety Council
The Port Safety Council shall meet quarterly and shall be responsible for:
- The development of strategies and plans for the implementation of the Health, Safety, and Environment Policy of the Authority.
- The setting up of Health, Safety and Environment objectives for the Port, and its /users.
- Conduct an audit of the health, safety, and environment management system of the Ports.
- Evaluate the policies, strategies, and programs of the Health, Safety, and Environment Management System for improvement
4.6 PORT SAFETY STEERING COMMITTEE
4.6.1 Membership of the Port Safety Steering Committee
The following shall form the membership of the Steering Committees for their respective stations of operations:
|1. Deputy Managing Director||Chairman|
|2. DHMS||Technical Advisor|
|3. Head of Medical Services||Medical Advisor|
|4. DOPTL||Operations Advisor|
|5. Safety Manager||Member/Secretary|
|6. SMECE||Member/Asst. Secretary|
|7. Admin and Human Resources Manager||Member|
|8. Representative of the Staff Association||Member|
|9. Electrical Engineer||Member|
|10. Mechanical Engineer||Member|
|11. Ferries-Technical Manager||Member|
|12. Banjul Shipyard Manager||Member|
|13. Security Manager||Member|
|14. A representative of Shipping Agents||Member|
|15. State Security Agencies||Member|
|16. Rep. Dockworkers Union||Member|
4.6.2 Functions of the Port Safety Steering Committee
The Safety Steering Committee shall perform the following functions:
- Implement decisions of the Port Safety Council
- Review Port Health, Safety, and Environment Plans
- Set targets for continuous improvement in the health and safety performance, ensuring resources are available to help achieve those targets and reporting to the port safety Council on progress at least -annually.
- Undertake periodic inspections of activities at terminals, workshops, and other work locations to determine compliance with safety regulations, procedures, and practices.
- Disseminate information on health, safety, and environment issues in the Port.
- Recommend appropriate safety equipment
- Recommend sanctions against infringement of safety regulations, rules, and procedures.
4.7 PORT SAFETY UNIT COMMITTEES
All departments of the Authority and all port operators whose functions carry major risks shall form Unit Safety Committees. The following departments of the Authority shall each form Unit Safety Committees.
- Estate and Civil Engineering
- Plant and Equipment operations
- Banjul Shipyard
- Ferries (Terminal)
- Container Terminal
- Stevedoring Section
4.7.1 Membership of the Unit Safety Committees
- A Unit Safety Committee shall consist of appointed Senior and Junior Officers. It shall comprise of a minimum of three (3) members including, when feasible, representatives from the Unions.
- The Committee shall be chaired by the Head of Department/ Section who will provide the necessary direction in the implementation of the Authority’s Safety Policy at the functional level.
- Membership to the committee shall where possible, be rotated among the staff so that in the long run every employee will appreciate the role of Safety. This shall help reinforce their personal commitment to Safety.
- Appointed members should, where possible, serve a two-year term.
4.7.2 Functions of the Unit Safety Committees
The Unit Safety Committee shall meet once every month to discuss matters relating to industrial health, safety, and environment in the Department/Section. A copy of the minutes of the meetings shall be sent to the Safety Manager within seven (7) days. The Committee shall undertake the following functions.
- Carry out and implement the decisions of the Port Safety Steering Committee and work closely with the Safety Department on matters relating to industrial health, safety, and the environment.
- Conduct inspections of the workplace to identify safety, health, and environmental hazards and make appropriate recommendations.
- Carry out regular inspections of the work environment to identify breaches of safety regulations, procedures, and standards and take corrective action.
- Undertake inspections of the workplace immediately after an accident/incident is reported to establish causes and circumstances and recommend preventive measures.
- Maintain statistics on accidents.
- Review and update work systems, practices, safety guidelines, safety rules, and safety checklists, to ensure their relevance and applicability to changing working conditions and circumstances.
- Submit quarterly reports highlighting the activities and programs of the Committee to the Safety Manager. The reports should be submitted no later than the close of the month of the relevant quarter.