Safety campaign tour on the road to educate port workers

Image: Port workers get ready to watch safety videos highlighting the importance to stop and think safety on the Beyond Zero Road Safety tour.

ABP’s latest safety campaign is on the road in a bid to educate port workers of the importance of working in busy environments with high volumes of traffic.

The Beyond Zero Road Safety tour has already toured ABP’s Humber ports, the Port of Ayr and has now made its way to ABP South Wales; where it will be in Cardiff on July 20th and 21st.

A 20ft container containing a cinema will tour the ports promoting greater awareness around road safety.

Working in a port environment requires workers to use their senses differently and the purpose of the road safety container is to highlight the importance of our senses in such a busy environment with roads that are being used by more than just cars.

This event is a Beyond Zero initiative which is a long-term journey to create a behaviour-based safety culture within ABP. The aim is for all employees to do the right thing, every time.

ABP South Wales Director Matthew Kennerley said: “The Beyond Zero Road Safety tour is a particularly important aspect of our Beyond Zero journey.

“Evidence shows that there is almost no real understanding by pedestrians or cyclists of the field of vision from a HGV cab. This exercise enables both parties to experience the other’s perspective first-hand, and it will highlight how important it is for everyone to stay vigilant when in a mixed vehicle and pedestrian working environment.”

“The response we have had from our employees and port tenants so far has been fantastic, and speaks to how crucial it is to remind everyone to ‘stop and think safety.”

To date, over 150 ABP employees and port tenants have already walked through the container. The container will be travelling to the following ports over the next two weeks:

Port of Cardiff – 20 and 21 July – QA House Overflow Carpark
Port of Plymouth – 25 July – Plymouth Freight Compound
Port of Southampton – 27 and 28 July – Ocean Gate House Car Park
Port of Ipswich – 1 August – Ex –TMS yard
Port of Lowestoft – 2 August – Port Office Car Park
Port of Kings Lynn – 3 August – Port Office Car Park

Please contact ABP Corporate Communications if you would like a copy of the two videos which have been showed in the Road Safety container.