The only Spanish port authority with this recognition and among the first companies in Biscay to be awarded the certificate
The Bilbao Port Authority has obtained the Cardioprotected Area certificate from the Spanish Society of Occupational Medicine and Safety (SEMST). This certification is a further step in its occupational health and safety policy and puts the entity at the head of other ports in the General Interest port system in this field, as it is the only port authority in Spain to possess the certificate. It also makes it a reference point within Biscay companies, being a pioneer in achieving the credential.
In this regard, as part of the OHS prevention campaigns it has been carrying out with employees and following a thorough analysis of the facilities, accessibility to resources and employee flows, the Bilbao Port Authority, which has 300 people on staff, has installed seven semiautomatic defibrillators in its centres and administrative offices in Santurtzi, Bilbao, Getxo and Zierbena, ensuring they are all part of the “cardioprotected area”.
This initiative also benefits many other port employees and businesses because, if needed, the defibrillators can attend to the majority of
the employees of other companies that work in the port on a daily basis. It is estimated that around 2,000 people pass through the port area every day and the defibrillators make it possible for over 80% of them to be attended and, if needed, defibrillation be applied in less than three minutes.