Safety Communications


Accidents, Injuries and Near Misses are never welcome, but when they do occur sharing and learning from experience is vital in a mature Safety Management System. P&O Ferrymasters publishes Alert Bulletins following any serious near miss or accident/injury.

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Alert Bulletins

  • AB 006 2019

    7th June 2019

    AB 006 2019 Loss of Load in Transit While on route to a customer delivery point two small pallets of product fell from the top of a trailer and landed on the roadside, spilling onto the carriageway. The incident occurred on a busy roundabout. There were no injuries. Download for full details. read more

  • AB 007 2019

    7th June 2019

    AB 007 2019 Loss of Load in Transit Near Miss While on route to a customer delivery point a pack fell from the trailer and struck a passing vehicle causing severe damage. No injuries sustained to persons. Download the Bulleti for full details. read more

  • AB 009 2019

    7th June 2019

    AB 009 2019 Driver Injuries from Falling Roof Supports Two separate incidents of injuries to shunt drivers from falling roof supports on 09/05/19 and 22/05/19. Both incidents occurred when the drivers were replacing or removing the roof supports as part of the normal trailer preparation procedures. Download the bulletin for full details. read more

  • AB005 Self (un) loading

    22nd March 2019

    Self (un)loading What Happened: Driver was asked to assist and move the product closer to the rear of the trailer, using a pump truck. When moving the product, the driver lost control and the product pinned the drivers arm temporarily against the side of the trailer and the product.. read more

  • AB013 Curtain Buckles

    30th November 2018

    What happened ? Driver was pulling the curtain open using the buckles. One of the buckles gave way causing whiplash and concussion injuries to the driver. Findings Standard at manufacture is for buckles to be secured with backplates, bolts and nuts Recommendations Please carefully check buckles on curtains. They should be fitted with bolts, nuts and backplates If you identify a buckle is fitted with rivets, please report this as a defect read more

  • Collecting loaded trailers & Con

    28th September 2018

    SB 005 2018 Collecting loaded trailers and container. It is every drivers responsibility to ensure the load he is collecting is secured and in a condition that will not be a hazard to other persons or road users. read more

  • ZeroTolerance on Unauthorised Pa

    10th August 2018

    AB 011 2018 ZeroTolerance on Unauthorised Passengers In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone visiting and working at Customer sites, please be reminded we operate a Zero Tolerance policy for all unauthorised passengers including minors. read more

  • Summer Alert Bulletin

    17th July 2018

    AB 010 2018 Summer Alert Bulletin During the summer months, we see an increase in incidents involving passengers in trucks, drivers use of Personal Protection Equipment and Alcohol consumption read more

  • Load Shift Coil on Pallet

    16th July 2018

    AB 009 2018 Load Shift Coil on Plastic Pallets. While en route to a customer the driver had to make a heavy braking manoeuvre to avoid collision with a third party vehicle. read more

  • PB 002 2018 - Incident and Damage

    10th July 2018

    Incidents and damage to the loads does happen from time to time and can happen during both loading and un-loading as well as during transit to the customer site. The sooner damage is reported and documented, the quicker action can be taken and costs to all potentially reduced. read more

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