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South Port Syncrolift

The syncrolift is being re-introduced to operational status during Alert Level 3 of the COVID 19 pandemic.

In order to achieve this, we need a unified effort from syncrolift users and operators. This means there are changes to the work environment.

Only one vessel per operational area will be permitted, these are:

· Haven Shed (areas 1 and 2 are one area for this period)

· Pneumatics Shed

· Transfer Slab (wash)

· 2 Rail Berth

· Real Journey’s

· Repair Berth

The schedule of vessels provisionally booked for the syncrolift is as per the attachment below:

Booking Schedule

To enable effective communication booking information is to be requested through the dedicated email:

If you have not received an email confirmation of your booking it is not confirmed

Vessels will only be allowed access on completion of the following two forms by the vessel and all contractors engaged in work on the vessel:

1. COVID-19 Visitor Health Declaration Form
2. COVID-19 Visitor Health Declaration Form PCBU

Each vessel will be responsible for:

· Keeping team sizes as small as possible and report any COVID - 19 staff transmission to South Port immediately.

· Maintaining a record of who is in each team every day as you may be required to track back for contact tracing, this will be in the form of a sign in sheet at the Syncrolift Office under the canopy.

· Site teams are encouraged to put forward split/alternating shifts to avoid extensive intermingling to reduce potential of exposure.

· Keeping personnel within their work site zones or using other methods to keep different teams physically separated at all times.

· Cleaning / sanitising procedures should be put in place e.g. vehicles and work plant.

Guidance for working at the Syncrolift

Avoiding Close Working

· There will be situations where it is not possible or safe for workers to distance themselves from each other by 2 metres. In such cases appropriate PPE must be worn - facemasks are optional.

· Teams working in close proximity (within 2m) should stay in these teams for close work to minimise risk of exposure, do not introduce or change members of teams

· Plan all work to minimise contact between workers

· Re-usable PPE should be thoroughly cleaned after use and not shared between workers

· Single use PPE should be disposed of so that it cannot be reused

· Stairs should be used in preference to lifts or hoists

Key cleaning tips

Consider your work environment and what is frequently used and touched by workers, customers and others. The virus can be spread from person to person or by touching unclean equipment or surfaces. To stop the spread, focus efforts on cleaning areas where the virus is more likely to spread, such as the kitchen and toilet.

Physical distancing should also be practiced when cleaning offices and jobsites. Refer to the Physical Distancing and Hygiene Protocol

· Schedule regular cleaning.

· Use a suitable cleaning product.

· Use disposable cloths, if available.

· Always wear disposable gloves when cleaning. When finished, place used gloves in a rubbish bin.

· Wear disposable gloves while handling soiled items.

· Wash hands immediately after removing gloves or after handling these items.

Cleaning Tools and Equipment

· Clean tools and equipment before and after each day’s work with a disinfectant, concentrating on points of contact such as handles.

· Wash your hands after handling tools and equipment to prevent the spread of germs

· If possible, don’t share tools on-site. If sharing cannot be prevented, take precautions and follow the hand washing guide before and after each use.

Disinfecting cleaning aids

Cleaning aids, such as cloths or mops, must be germ-free or they’ll spread germs to other surfaces. Here are some general cleaning tips to help prevent the spread of germs:

· Cloths and sponges

· Use disposable cloths or paper towels when possible

· Reusable cloths should be disinfected or washed at 60C (140F) after each use Washing-up brushes

Washing-up brushes

· Wash brushes in a dishwasher regularly or clean with detergent and warm water after each use Mops and buckets

· Use two buckets for mopping – one for detergent and the other for rinsing

· Mops and buckets should be cleaned and dried after each use

Cleaning PPE

· If changing out of work clothes before heading home, put them in a clean bag

· Work clothes to be placed in washing machines

· Read and follow directions on the labels of laundry or clothing and detergent. In general, wash and dry laundry and clothing with the warmest temperatures recommended on the label.

· When handling soiled laundry wash your hands after handling dirty laundry. All clothes and towels should be washed at 60C (140F) or at 40C (104F) with a bleach-based laundry product to prevent germs from spreading.

· Clean reusable PPE with bleach hot water and let to dry.