Safety instructions

People working, moving by foot or bicycle, or exiting vehicles in the port area must always wear CE-marked high visibility clothing.

A protective helmet must be worn in the quay areas and when working or moving on ships. Protective helmets do not need to be worn inside industrial or other vehicles.

In addition to the above, an approved life vest must be worn when working in quay areas where there is a risk of falling into the sea (mooring and unmooring, pushing ice, repairing quays). Such tasks must always be performed by a minimum of two persons.

The speed limit in the port area is 30 km/h.

There are several level crossings in the port area that are not equipped with safety devices, as well as one level crossing equipped with safety devices on the road leading to the port. Please exercise caution when approaching level crossings – a train does not give way!

When moving in the quay area, please position yourself in the centre of the routes and keep your distance from doorways and warehouse corners. Be sure to also avoid the cargo handling area where ships load and unload cargo. The working areas between the ships loading and unloading cargo and the warehouses are meant exclusively for stevedoring operations. All unnecessary traffic in these areas is prohibited. Movement between the different areas of the harbour must take place using the marked routes. Quay areas must not be used for this purpose, unless expressly required for the assignment.

Parking in the quay areas is only permitted in the designated parking spaces located at the northern quay. Parking by the side of the quays is only permitted for short-term (max. 30 minutes) official business. The driver is responsible for any damage caused to his or her vehicle as a result of parking on a quay.

Hot work on vessels

All possible hot works on vessels must be carried out in permanent hot work areas. Hot work may be performed at a temporary site only if the work cannot be performed at a permanent hot work site.

Minimum safety precautions when performing hot work

  • Clean up and secure the hot work site. Remove and protect all combustible and flammable machines, materials, equipment, bins and containers.
  • Inspect ceiling, bulkhead and floor structures and shield leadthroughs and openings.
  • Ensure that everyone knows the number on the berth, how to make an emergency call and how to use extinguishing equipment.
  • Please consult your agent, if in a need of information.
  • The work site has to be equipped with at least two portable fire extinguisher of class 43A 183B C or equal. Another one of these extinguishers can be substituted by either two portable fire extinguishers of class 27A 11B C or with an immediately utilizable fire hydrant and hose reel
  • Protect combustible materials that cannot be removed, including electrical cables
  • Inspect the facilities around hot work site. Assess the need to arrange hot work guarding in those facilities
  • Prevent the spread of sparks and the leading of heat to the surrounding areas (also below)
  • The sprinkler system doesn’t normally need to be disconnected. Protect the sprinkler nozzles from heat.
  • Appoint a hot work guard for the duration of work and after work is completed
  • Ensure that the hot work guard is present throughout the whole duration of the work, including breaks
  • After the hot work is completed, continue guarding of the hot work site not less than one hour

Emergency number in Finland is 112

Hot work at harbour always demands a written permit

Application for hot work has to be done beforehand.

The Port contact person must be informed about any possible changes during the hot work.