Port of Blyth is celebrating today after it was revealed that it now leads the way in UK port safety.
The Port’s record of zero reportable accidents throughout 2017 compares favourably to national statistics in both the port sector and heavy industry in general, with the success being attributed to the safety first approach of all employees.
Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive at Port of Blyth said: “We’re extremely proud that the Port’s continued prioritisation of Health & Safety in 2017 delivered an exceptional safety record for the year. Ensuring the safety of every single person on site is our number one priority and this result is testament to the total commitment of all our staff to safe working practices. That such a result has been delivered in the midst of a period of rapid growth that has taken place at the port in recent years, is another source of pride.”
The HSE’s Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) require all employers, the self-employed and those in control of premises to report specified workplace incidents.
These results, which are soon to be released in the Port’s Annual Review for 2017, represent the second time in three years that Port of Blyth has achieved a record of zero reportable accidents, with the same result having been reported to the HSE in 2015.
In further good news for the Port, customer satisfaction figures collected for the Annual Review also highlight that client feedback rates hit a four year high in 2017.
Now viewed as one of the UK’s fastest growing offshore energy bases, Port of Blyth is home to market leading offshore firms such as DeepOcean and Royal IHC, with an average customer feedback score of 8.9 out of ten being recorded.