Port Elizabeth’s Health

Propelling safety standards upwards at APM Terminals Port Elizabeth

When you are in a life-threatening situation, the last thing you want is to be stuck in traffic. And around Port Elizabeth, APM Terminal’s largest terminal on the east coast of North America, busy roads are one thing you can be sure of. Source: APM Terminals The terminal handles more than 2,500 trucks and 5,000 terminal gate transactions every day and rising. With high demand and traffic volume, the inability to clear a path for medical vehicles was a serious concern. Identified risk In response, Port Elizabeth’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) team called on the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) to help them assess the viability of installing a helipad at the site.  Members of the HSSE and Operations teams joined the police in an aerial assessment to pinpoint the best location for the helipad. Candice Revill, Site Director HSSE at APM Terminals Elizabeth, said she and the team were “incredibly grateful” to the NJSP aviation crew, with whom they worked to identify and set a landing zone, as well as The Port Authority, Port Authority Police Department and the NJSP, to name a just a few of the stakeholders that helped make this happen. Support on call

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