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A quick guide to health and safety in ports

Ports are often challenging places to work. You may be dealing with a whole range of cargoes and working alongside a wide variety of people, including some who don’t speak English.  This guide highlights the main hazards found in ports and outlines what you need to do to comply with the law.

The guide is mainly aimed at employers and other dutyholders but it should be helpful to all those carrying out work in ports. This includes stevedores, visiting drivers and also anyone who may work at docks occasionally.

A quick guide to health and safety in ports – INDG446