Active and preventive safety policies
An important aspect central to all our operations is safety. This means protection from, and the prerequisites to manage, the consequences of undesirable events and their harmful effects on people, property and the environment within the city’s area of responsibility.
Important aspects of our safety measures include:
- evaluation and learning
The vision underlying our safety measures is that these should result in actual and perceived safety and security for our employees, customers and others active within, or visiting, port areas. You can read more about our efforts here. We work actively with safety issues and have identified and prioritised our work in accordance with the following points:
- Preventive measures
- Prioritisation of human life and health
- Training and practice drills
- Application of responsibility, similarity and proximity principles to crisis management
The principle of responsibility means that whoever is responsible for an operation is also the responsible party in a crisis situation. The similarity principle means that the operational organisation and location should be maintained as far as is possible in a crisis situation. The proximity principle means that the crisis should be managed as close to those affected as possible.
Preventive measures consist of actively working to catalogue, analyse, evaluate and eliminate/ameliorate the consequences of an undesirable event within our operations. This is performed utilising, among other things, a process known as KAMS (a Swedish acronym representing quality, working environment, environment and safety assessments).
Of importance, not least during the establishment phases of the major infrastructural projects, is that continuous collaboration is maintained internally and with the other stakeholders involved.