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 and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council use 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.