Port of Dover is safe after gaining certificate
The Port of Dover is safe - and that's official.
The busy terminal has been awarded a seal of approval for its
health and safety performance.
National Standards body BSI has given it the OHSAS 18001
certification, an internationally recognised achievement.
Assessors did not find any problems - or “non-conformance” -
with the port’s performance in this area.
They highlighted various aspects of its safety culture,
including emergency response, fire risk, professional insight and
Chief executive Bob Goldfield said: “We put safety at the very
core of our activities.
"Everyone in the organisation is a dedicated professional who
together deliver the safe port operation we expect and users of the
He added: “It is down to our excellent people and their
exceptional care and vigilance working 24/7 within the intensive
operations of Europe’s busiest ferry port.
“We will never be complacent and such an achievement,
established within a strong safety culture, provides an excellent
platform on which to continue growing our highly professional and
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