Recommended safety standards for container yard equipment have been published in a white paper
by the insurer TT Club, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) and the International Cargo Handling Cooperation Association (ICHCA).
The groups have identified additional safety devices that can be implemented on yard equipment, along with other operational changes in order to reduce injuries and fatalities as well as cargo, property and equipment damage.
Claim analysis data provided by TT Club found:
· 53 percent of the total cost of operations-related claims were caused by yard equipment.
· 75 percent of the cost of injury claims in terminal facilities resulted from yard equipment accidents.
· 67 percent of costs related to fires were attributed to yard equipment.