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PREVENTION AND SAFETY
Comprehensive risk prevention and safety is understood in a wide sense that includes public and private safety management and covers aspects of technological and environmental security, civil defence and port security, among others. As a whole it is an important factor taken into consideration by the Tarragona Port Authority (TPA) in the port facilities and among the companies that make up the fabric of the port community.
In this respect in 2011 approval was given to a revised Port of Tarragona Interior Emergency Plan (PEI) drawn up in accordance with the regional government regulations set out in Decree 82/2010, which approved the catalogue activities and centres obliged to adopt self-protection measures and laid down the content of said measures.
Both the port management and the TPA staff assume the commitment to protect human life and health, as well as installations and the environment. Thus a general objective of all the components of the TPA is to guarantee workplace safety and achieve a reduction in risk. Additionally, all members of staff, including those of administrative authorisations, concessions, vessels and those that operate in Port of Tarragona, must remain vigilant in order to guarantee safety and reduce to a minimum any risk in the facilities and operations.
The key point here is the steps taken to achieve this safety and protection in the face of risks, either as the result of accidents or caused deliberately or illicitly. This implies the need to be aware of both the level of risk associated with the port activity and the linkage of possible consequences in the event of an emergency. Generally speaking, it is practically impossible to eliminate the risks associated with a process, substance or activity; nevertheless it is possible to reduce them using safe, vigilant working methods in risk management.
Within this area, the Self-Protection Plan and the tasks involved in drawing up the Port Security Plan contribute to developing the organisation and resources needed to deal with the events involved in a situation of risk to life, the environment and/or property.