HSE and the ports industry
Logistics sector strategy
The HSE Strategy (The Health and Safety of Great Britain - Be Part of the Solution) provides the overall strategic framework for maintaining and improving Great Britain's health and safety performance
Within the framework of the HSE Strategy, individual sector strategies have been developed, with stakeholder involvement, to guide HSE's proactive work.
The Logistics Sector Strategy covers ports, road haulage and postal/courier services. It sets out a series of aims grouped under the goals of the HSE Strategy which, if met would address ‘what’ needs to be done to improve the Sector’s health and safety performance.
The Logistics Sector Strategy is steered by the Logistics Strategy Forum.
HSE has a number of operational inspectors and visiting staff who deal with the industry by a range of methods including:
- On-site visits (announced and unannounced)
- Investigation of accidents and complaints
- Providing guidance and support at visits, by phone or at events
- Enforcement where necessary
Head of Sector - Vincent Joyce
The Sector takes an active role in dealing with the industry by:
- Working with key industry stakeholders to develop and deliver strategy
- Working with other regulators
- Providing support, advice and guidance at a national level to HSE’s operational inspectors
- Gathering intelligence about the health and safety performance of the industry and produces statistics
- Producing guidance for the industry