Safety

  • Port of Tallinn has for the ensuring of safety implemented a system described in the danger situation prevention and solution handbook.
  • Prevention of and activity in danger situations has been described in the procedure of danger situation prevention and solution.
  • Port safety in general has been regulated in port rules.

Fire safety

Measures/investments:
At the ensuring of fire safety in the port we proceed from the Fire Safety Act and the legal acts established based on this. The harbours have been equipped with primary fire extinguishing devices (powder, gas and water extinguishers, hose systems, grease extinguishers, fire blankets etc), automatic signaling systems (fire signaling, sprinkler system, drainage system, gas extinguishing system, water curtain, alarm transmission), rescue equipment (lifebuoys, boat-hooks, recue ladders, safety ropes, patrol launch), external fire fighting water systems (hydrants, seawater point), video guarding systems (cameras, environmental monitoring devices).

Fire-fighting drills and fire safety installation inspections shall be performed on a regular basis.

For the increasing of the rescue capacity of Muuga rescue unit of the North-Estonian Rescue Centre of the Rescue Board located in Muuga Harbor the port has acquired foam extinguishing equipment, hose systems, pump system HydroSub with the capacity of 11 000 liters per minute.

Port has close cooperation with the Rescue Board, Estonian Fire Fighting Association, Tallinn Fire Fighting Union.


Occupational health and working environment

In the port working environment council has been formed, working environment representatives have been elected by the employees. Safety inspections are performed, risk analysis preparation is organized, safety on working places is monitored, medical examinations of employees and training for first aid providers are performed on a regular basis.

Port has close cooperation with the regional units of the Labour Inspectorate.


Handling of hazardous substances in the port

Port of Tallinn does not belong among companies with the danger of major accidents, but there are several such companies on the territories of harbours, like:

www.dbtmuuga.ee
www.neste.ee
www.oiltanking.com
www.vestaterminals.com
www.vopakeos.com
www.alexelaterminal.ee

Obligations to companies with danger of a major accident established based on the Chemicals Act have been fulfilled, risks have been evaluated and necessary measures have been employed. Accidents cannot be entirely excluded. Readiness for an emergency situation and conscious behavior of people help to decrease consequences of the accidents.

All companies operating on port territory shall strictly follow the established safety requirements, ensure consistent safety training to their workers and organize training exercises for increasing ability to cope with different danger situations.