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Safety, Health & Environment Policies

Safety, Health & Environment Policies

Safety Alert Number: 1800 259 310

You can call Port of Portland’s safety alert number about any safety issues or poor housekeeping on port. Alternatively, you can send an email to Contact Us

Reporting of accidents, incidents and near misses is an integral part of Port of Portland’s accident prevention program. It triggers an investigation into the causes of the accident, enabling remedial action to be taken, and through the collection of statistics, identifies priorities. If you are involved in an accident, incident or near miss, we encourage you to report it immediately using the IOR form below or telephone us on the Safety Alert Number 1800 259 310.


Port of Portland Pty Ltd (POPL) is committed to protecting the health and safety of all persons in the workplace including employees, contractors, customers and visitors. POPL delivers this commitment through its Safety and Environment Management System (which we call SEMS) that is integrated with all POPL’s organised activities related to services and people.

POPL will take all reasonable and practical steps to improve work safety conditions and priority will be given to areas of accident prevention and control, hazard control and removal, injury protection, health preservation, health promotion and rehabilitation.

As a minimum, POPL is committed to comply with all occupational health and safety legislation and other voluntary standards applying to POPL’s operations.

Occupational Health and Safety is an individual and shared responsibility of all employees, contractors, customers and visitors. Acceptance of the following responsibilities is essential to success of the policy.

POPL MANAGEMENT is responsible for:

  • Maintaining a healthy and safe workplace.
  • Integration of occupational health and safety into all aspects of the workplace.
  • Communication about occupational health and safety as an integral part of work.
  • The development, implementation and monitoring of an occupational health and safety system.
  • Maintaining a risk management system to appropriately control risks in the workplace.
  • Maintaining certified occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems in accordance with the requirements of AS/NSZ ISO 45001:2018.

ALL POPL EMPLOYEES are responsible for:

  • Working in a healthy and safe manner at all times.
  • Encouraging others to work in a healthy and safe manner.
  • Co-operating and supporting POPL Management and the occupational health and safety representatives in promoting occupational health and safety in the workplace.
  • Reporting and addressing unsafe conditions that come to their attention.
  • Being fit for work.

The POPL Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Committee will:

  • Work to ensure that occupational health and safety in the workplace is effectively managed.
  • In conjunction with this policy a series of site rules, procedures, programs and policy statements on specific health and safety matters will be issued


The Port of Portland is a bulk port providing both import and export services for a range of commodities including forestry products, mineral sands, aluminium products, grains, fertilisers and livestock.  Safe harbour and operating facilities for the fishing industry are also provided.

The Board of Directors and management have a strong commitment to ensuring continual improvement of the Port of Portland’s environmental management performance. This commitment comes from the understanding that quality environmental management is integral to best work practices and successful business performance.

To protect and improve the state of the environment the Port of Portland will:

  • Comply with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations and all other requirements to which the port subscribes, including meeting obligations under the Port Management Act 1995 and the Port of Portland Safety and Environment Management System (which we call SEMS).
  • Develop and maintain environmental policies and procedures in consultation with employees, contractors, customers, suppliers, lessees, port users, government service providers and the Portland community.
  • Establish and pursue environmental objectives and targets that are designed to improve the environmental management performance of the port.
  • Apply measures to prevent pollution of the environment (e.g. oil spills, contamination of marine ecosystems and fugitive dust as well as noise emissions).
  • Ensure environmental awareness and compliance for Port of Portland employees, contractors and directors.
  • Encourage environmental awareness and responsibility for all personnel operating on the port’s land through the establishment of port user operating licences, contracts, inductions and regular communication through the Port User Group (PUG).
  • Maintain a certified environmental management system in accordance with the requirements of ISO 45001 and ISO 14001.
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