Safety

TasPorts is committed to conducting its business activities in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, whilst protecting the health and safety of employees and local communities.

Through advocacy and compliance, we promote social and economic growth that is safe and sustainable for our environment.

Safety, Environment & Sustainability Strategy

TasPorts is committed to conducting its business activities in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. To deliver on this, we have developed a five-year (2018-2022) integrated Safety, Environment & Sustainability Strategy.

This strategy defines four key objectives:

  1. Achieve a fit for purpose risk and compliance program which enables us to meet our regulatory obligations and a best practice standard.
  2. Embed a culture of prevention and care.
  3. Prioritise environmental sustainability in our business.
  4. Enhance communication and engagement related to safety and environmental sustainability to maintain our social licence to operate.

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) and the Crown engage TasPorts, under a Deed of Agreement, to perform specific functions within primary and secondary port areas under the Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997, Marine and Safety (Pilotage and Navigation) Regulations 2017 and Pollution Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987, including:

  • provision of pilotage services
  • regulation enforcement in pilotage areas
  • maintenance of navigation aids
  • maintenance of a communications system
  • provision of emergency response
  • provision of a response to marine based pollution

TasPorts Health, Safety and Environment Policy