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Safety regulations

Anyone present or carrying out work within the port area is subject to observe current rules and statutes for the prevention of terrorism and sabotage in addition to safety regulations for the prevention of accidents.

Four basic rules in case of accident

  1. Save lives
  2. Call 112
  3. Extinguish fires /take action
  4. Notify the Port and Traffic control (BTC), tel.: +46(0)8-670 28 10 or +46(0)8-670 28 11

Traffic regulations

  • Walking is only permitted within the port area if this is essential for performing the work task.
  • The maximum speed is 30 km/hr, or less if stated.
  • External traffic must use marked lanes or main thoroughfares to reach allocated positions.
  • Port facility vehicles must be equipped with rotating warning lights or warning indicators.
  • Drive only within marked lanes – no overtaking allowed – no shortcuts!
  • Observe normal traffic regulations but give way to particularly heavy duty traffic, such as tug-masters and terminal tractors.
  • There are areas designated for the standing and parking of vehicles.
  • Motorised vehicles may not be driven or parked within flammable risk classification
    zones at oil ports without first obtaining specific permission. Fuel-driven vehicle heaters are not permitted and electric engine heaters must be of an approved type.

Alcohol, drugs and smoking

Ports of Stockholm is a non-tolerance to drugs and alcohol workplace. You are not permitted to use or to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs whilst port operations are ongoing.

Smoking is forbidden. Naked flames, devices that can generate sparks and other equipment that can cause fires are forbidden within oil port areas, as well as in other areas where hazardous goods are transported, handled or located. This also applies inside vehicles.

Our premises and terminal buildings are non-smoking areas.

Safety equipment

Always wear high visibility clothing in port areas when operations are ongoing. Safety hats must be worn in the vicinity of hanging cargo or where there is risk of falling objects.
Protective headgear is mandatory within the Kapellskär isps area. Suitable clothing and
approved safety equipment that complies with current working environment regulations is otherwise applicable. Lifejackets should be worn when working at quays and piers.

Mobile telephones and radio communication devices must be explosion-safe in certain
instances at oil ports where flammable and explosive gases may be present.

Damage and deviations

Damage to your own or another’s property must always be reported to btc before you
leave the port. Mishaps and suspected environmental and/or safety deviations must also be reported to the Port and Traffic control.

Hot work

Hot work must always be permit-approved (contact the Port and Traffic control). Special laws and regulations apply for hot work and the use of naked flames at Stockholm’s oil ports. Before work is initiated permit approval must be obtained from the Emergency Services (Räddningstjänsten) in addition to Ports of Stockholm permit approval for the work.


Our environmental policies and improvements comply with iso 14001.

What can you do?
– Always turn your engine off when you are stationary!

If there is a risk of leakage from your vehicle you should always carry decontamination agents for oil spillage and contact the Port and Traffic control or your contact person if a spillage occurs.

Pageresponsible Hans Kemkes
Updated 2011-08-16
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Contact information

Port and Traffic Control (BTC)

Tel.: +46 (0)8-670 28 10
E-mail: b...@stoports.com

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