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APM Terminals has aggressive targets supported by a strategy and global operating standards that ensure our business remains an industry leader in safety performance.

APM Terminals has Global Operational Standards - Safety (GOSS) for the management of safe efficient operations. In addition to protecting our workforce, effectively managing safety risks supports our reputation, improves financial returns, strengthens stakeholder confidence, and increases our competitive advantage.

These standards assist all managers in delivering on our expectations to protect: our people, our property and equipment, our customers and their cargo, our business partners, and the community. They form part of an overall safety management framework for our facilities to align their local safety processes. 

Safety in practice

In this short film, Head of Safety at APM Terminals Callao, Peru, explains how he's transferring our Safety Standards into daily operations. 


Core Elements

The framework contains four core elements that drive improved performance by assisting managers to focus on business-critical issues.

Operational Risks

We have identified five common fatality-potential risks: transportation, Suspended Loads and Lifting, working at heights, Stored Energy and Control of Contractors. To eliminate fatalities, we have established minimum controls in each of these five critical areas known as the Fatal 5.

Leadership & Culture

Overcoming the difficulties and obstacles to achieving a safety performance takes a great deal of effort from our senior and line managers. This element of the strategy develops and promotes active safety leadership and empowerment through accountability.

Technology & Innovation

The introduction of new technologies and innovation is as a key element in safe guarding our people and equipment.

Capability & Learning

While line management is accountable for safety, we also have well trained and dedicated HSSE professionals who provide constructive advice and support to our managers.

APM Terminals approach to Safety