At Rietland Terminals, safety isn’t only about occupational safety and environmental safety and care, but also about security. Rietlanden Terminals is certified for both of its terminal facilities according to the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS). This covers the detection of security threats and the protection of ships and harbour facilities against these threats. This could include terrorist attacks, smuggling (including drugs), bringing stowaways into the country, and other threats. In the Netherlands, the ISPS requirements have been incorporated into the Port Security Act.
Safety and Security
At Rietlanden Terminals, the following golden rule applies: ‘We do our work safely, or we don’t do it at all.’ Loading and unloading of bulk cargo ships is done properly so that the ship is not overloaded. The BLU Code was developed to ensure the safety of bulk cargo ships and their crews. Rietlanden operates in accordance with the BLU Code and complies completely with the ISO 9001 standards incorporated in it. To ensure the safety and health of the employees and temporary workers, SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) rules have been drawn up, and there are strict requirements with regard to clothing and personal protective equipment.
Employees are informed about safety and health risks and the control measures. In addition, they regularly receive training, instructions, and of course, toolboxes. The latter also applies to ‘permanent’ temporary and agency workers. We have a safety film which we show to visitors and suppliers who visit our terminals.