Permit to Work

Permit to Work

Napier Port recognises that certain high-risk activities can be inherently hazardous to the health and safety of workers.  Based on legislation and guided by Worksafe and Maritime New Zealand, industry best practice and our own critical risk assessments, Napier Port has determined that certain tasks on port will require authorisation before being undertaken.

A Permit to Work is required for defined activities under Napier Port’s operational control, or work performed by port user companies, their employees, contractors, and sub-contractors.  This includes vessels that intend to conduct work on the external and internal parts of the vessel using plant and equipment operated from the wharf deck.

Napier Port uses a Permit to Work (PTW) system to enable a systematic controlled approach to providing approval to complete restricted work.  The Permit to Work system also assists in planning work, managing communication between port users, deconflicting simultaneous work activities and determining minimum hazard control mechanisms to support safe systems of work across all work sites.

Types of landside and harbourside (vessel) restricted work include:

Permit Procedure

Napier Port’s Permit to Work (PTW) system applies to all port users. Any person undertaking landside and harbourside (vessel) restricted work will require a Permit to Work. This must be submitted to and authorised by Napier Port’s Duty Safety Advisor prior to commencement of all work.  

The following procedure must be followed when a port employee, port user company employee, contractor, and sub-contractor wishes to perform restricted work. 

  1. Download the applicable Permit To Work form:
    Dive Permit to Work form
    Bunkering Permit To Work form
    Drone Permit To Work form
  2. The Permit to Work form must be completed by the port user and submitted to and authorised by the Duty Safety Advisor no less than 24 hours prior to worksite attendance, in preparation for the planned work.
  3. Receive approved permit from Napier Port’s Duty Safety Advisor
  4. Always maintain a hard copy or an electronic copy of the approved permit on hand
  5. Text or call the Napier Port Duty Safety Advisor to close out the Permit to Work and confirm that the area is safe, and all operational activities can resume.

Contact us

If you have any questions, or would like further information about Napier Port’s Permit to Work system, please contact Napier Port’s Duty Safety Advisor: or +64 6 833 4317.