Sea Ports

Sea Ports

Safety in the Marine Port Industry

Keeping port operations running efficiently yet safely is a challenging task. With ever-moving cargoes, vehicles and plant, it is unsurprising that vehicle-related incidents in ports are one of the highest of any industry. The significant majority of all reportable accidents occur in traditional port operational/cargo handling areas and 35% involve vehicles in some way.

Ports are operational throughout the year, day and night and in all types of weather.

They are busy environments with employees working alonside a wide variety of people, including different employers’ drivers who may not speak the same language or be familiar with the port operating infrastructure.Drivers need to pick up or drop off their cargo as quickly as possible and there may be pressures to load or unload a ship’s cargo quickly to catch a tide or to free up a wharf, resulting in marine-terminal workers often working long and irregular hours. Inadaquate dock illumination at night can make it difficult for drivers to see and avoid pedestrians or other obstacles, whilst slippery or hazardous driving surfaces can further impair operator performance and contribute to traffic-related injuries and fatalities.

Which Products Do I Need?

Brigade’s safety solutions are suitable for most commercial vehicles and machines.
To help you select, we have created a series of guides featuring the safety products we recommend for the most common applications.

Problems Within the Marine Port Industry

  • Collisions when loading and unloading of vehicles.
  • Collisions with other vehicles and plant due to rear, front a side blind spots
  • Trailer coupling and uncoupling on the dockside and on the ship.
  • Workers being struck on vehicle/pedestrian access, eg bridges and ramps.
  • Reversing vehicles on decks.
  • Collisions due to poor visibility (darkness, dust etc.)

How Brigade Can Help

  • All-round visibility for safer, faster operation
  • Fewer noise complaints
  • Reduced accidents and fatalities
  • Reduced insurance premiums
  • False claim prevention
  • Reduced vehicle downtime
  • Peace of mind for management and workers
  • Strengthened reputation in the community

Safety Solutions for Marine Ports

  • Backeye®360 is an intelligent four-camera system designed to eliminate vehicle blind spots and assist low-speed manoeuvrability by providing the driver with a complete 360° view of their machine in a single image.
  • Camera Monitor Systems can help eliminate vehicle blind spots to prevent collisions. Cameras are available to cover the rear, side and front blind spots as well as internal views and to monitor vehicle-specific functions. Multiple camera images can be viewed on a single in-cab monitor.
  • Warning Alarms are vital audible devices to warn pedestrians and workers that a vehicle is manoeuvring. bbs-tek® alarms are the safest and yet quietest on the market due to their instantly locatable and directional sound. Options include smart alarms, which adjust to the ambient noise level and speaking alarms. bbs-tek® warning alarms are patented to Brigade.
  • Ultrasonic Obstacle Detection 2,3 or 4 sensor systems which inform the driver of distance between the vehicle and any obstacles, whether moving or stationary. Increases safety when low-speed manoeuvring, reversing or in the near-side and front blind spots where pedestrians and cyclists can otherwise go undetected.
  • Mobile Digital Recording By simultaneously recording footage from up to eight vehicle-mounted cameras, a digital recorder can provide irrefutable evidence in the case of an incident. The lockable hard drive can store up to 1164 hours of data which can be easily accessed via a PC or uploaded via the 3G network or dedicated WiFi.