KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT by 3Ly6kSW

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									   KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT




            FRANCIS K. KOMBE

   MSc. (PUBLIC HEALTH & EPIDEMIOLOGY),
           LEAD EIA EXPERT-NEMA
               HSE Vision


  “To attain a clean, healthy and safe work
               environment”.

Our procedures and management systems are
geared to ensuring attainment of this vision
                 1. Introduction

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) was established by
an act of parliament (The KPA act Cap 378 of 1978)
to manage the scheduled Ports along the Kenyan
coast, the largest being the Port of Mombasa and the
Inland Container Depots.

The Port of Mombasa, located at S 4° 3.1’ and E39°
36.8’on the East Coast of Africa.
                      2. Core Activities

  The core activities of the Port include:
 Provision marine services,
 Stevedoring services
 Short-term warehousing

  These activities have numerous environmental, health and
  safety aspects.
  (such as ship waste, oil spill, ballast water, dredging and disposal
  of dredge material, air pollution, accidents both human and
  machinery, traffic congestion, hazardous cargo, dust, water
  quality, noise, occupational illnesses).

  They involve intensive use of equipment/machinery and
  labour.
                     3.   HSE Policy

 KPA has a policy that guides HSE processes and
 procedures which comprises:
 Commitment statements, defines and assigns specific
 responsibilities.
 Rules and regulations made in conformity to legal
 requirements, international standards and guidelines.
 (KPA is ISO 9001:2008 QMS, ISM certified, ISPS Code
 Compliant and is now implementing ISO 14000 EMS)
 Management systems to ensure safe work practices, safe
 work persons, conservation     and   protection   of   the
 environment among others.
                        4. Scope
 Health, Safety and Environment are issues pertinent in many
 reputable organizations. The issues are not just crucial to
 ensure peace, comfort and motivation of workers but are also
 a sign of organizations’ commitment to social responsibility
 for well-being and benefit of the whole society and future
 generations.
 Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is keenly focused on
 remaining compliant with and promoting global environment,
 health and safety standards.
 This is crucial given the many diverse and extremely busy
 operations and procedures that have to be conducted daily at
 East Africa’s largest and busiest port in Mombasa City.
                      5. Objectives

 Protection and conservation of the environment.


 Promotion and protection of the health and safety of the
 work force for higher productivity.

 Cargo handling equipment / machinery are safe and readily
 available.

 The above are the fundamental resources and key pillars of
 the productivity and performance at the Port. They support
 the achievement of our vision.
        6. The Tenets of KPA HSE Policy

 Formulation of procedures and systems to comply with
 Environment, Health and        Safety   Laws,   Regulations,
 Standards and Conventions.

 Training and educating employees and Port users on
 responsible HS&E practices to prevent accidents and impacts
 detrimental to the environment.

 Response to emergencies to prevent loss of life, damage to
 property and environment and ensure early restoration of
 affected facilities and services.
            7. Procedures and Processes

 Maritime Disaster Management & Preparedness plans

 Pollution control services

 Port state control activities. (KMA)

 Environmental Assessment and monitoring

 Environment impact assessments and safety audits for all projects

 Equipment/ machinery safety (Inspection and Preventive

  maintenance)

 Strict adherence Hazardous Cargo Handling procedures

 Response to Environmental Emergencies
                     8. Achievements


I.    Compliance to legal requirements, international
      standards and guidelines
      e.g. EMCA, IMO Conventions

II.    Conservation of the general and work-place
      environment
      Significant improvement of work place infrastructure e.g.
      sanitary facilities, better use and maintenance of yards
      and berths, better house-keeping ergonomics and more
      efficient monitoring of the safe working environment.
              Achievements Cont’d

III. Productivity and its sustainability:
   Increase in productivity through enhanced health of
   the workforce and proper maintenance of cargo
   handling equipment.
                      9. Challenges

 Resource limitations (capabilities)

 Domestication of International Conventions

 (Legal Enforcement)

 Die hard attitudes by some staff and port users

 Social economic factors among others
                 Parting shot !


From the above account, it is evident that East
Africa’s biggest Port happens to be one among the
largest implementers and promoters of effective and
comprehensive environmental standards in the
region.
KPA remains a role model and shining star not only
in its specialized line of business but also in the
increasingly relevant field of Environment, health
and safety.
THANK YOU.

								
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