Health and Safety

The health and safety of employees, contractors and port users is considered by Northport Ltd as an integral part of doing business. The Health and Safety at Work Act places an obligation on Northport Ltd to take all practical steps to ensure the safety of every person who enters the port environs.

The nature of our business as a port facility means that there are numerous and varying activities being carried out within the boundaries of the port, which create high levels of risk to all individuals working onsite. This requires a close working partnership, with effective communication, between all port users.

Port Users are defined but not limited to the following groups:

  • Northport Employees
  • Marshalling Companies and Employees
  • Stevedoring Companies and Employees
  • Lessees Operating their Businesses within the Port
  • Fumigation Companies
  • Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Employees of Government Agencies
  • Ships Agents
  • Providors

Events (Incidents/Accidents)

All incidents, accidents and or near misses on Northport land, regardless of how minor are required to be reported to Northport within 24 hours after the event.

Click here to record Incidents/Accidents directly into Vault

Risk (Hazard) Identification

Should you identify a hazard within the Port, use the following link to record your hazard directly into our hazard reporting system. 

Click here to report Risk (Hazards) directly into Vault


All Health & Safety reporting or enquiries should be directed to  


ALL Port Users should be familiar with the following documents and their requirements under these.  Hard copies can be requested from Northport.


Click here for the Northport Health & Safety Policy

Click here for the Northport Health and Safety Requirements

Click here for the Northport Drug and Alcohol Policy

Click here for the Northport Emergency Port Diagram

Click here for the Minimum Requirements for Fumigation Operations at Northport

Click here for the Code of Practice for Health and Safety in Port Operations

Click here for the Hazardous Substance Storage & Cargo Handling Requirements