When working in docks and ports, you’re dealing with a number of potential hazards…

From fertilisers to biomass, wood chip and animal feed to name but a few. When you’re also working with cranes and vehicles with high temperature engines, there’s always the potential for fires. And having essential machinery like a straddle carrier out of action for any significant time is simply not an option. 

Our expertise can help you stop minor fires becoming serious problems, protecting operators, machinery, ships and containers alike. We have a good understanding and knowledge of the strict procedures and protocols that ports operate under. Being a member of the Port Skills & Safety Group means our fast response times are matched by the correct levels of health & safety expertise. 

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The Issue

The port operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week with no room for down time. You have a fleet of 90 vehicles of various types. They are all required to have vehicle fire protection fitted as per the regulations of the port authority. One key machine has a fire in the engine compartment whilst loading in the biomass shed. A short while later another machine has a fault on the fire protection system whilst loading a ship. Both machines are stood still and need to be back in use urgently. 

Our Solution

Fire Shield Systems / Dafo UK & Ireland manage entire fleets of vehicles at ports providing 24 hour a day support for urgent call outs to our customers. We will attend site and rectify issues within the fastest time frame we can. We provide service and maintenance packages to suit the individual needs of our customers. The Dafo Vehicle Protection System offers a unique solution for port operators with its proven reliability, insurance backed 3rd party accreditation plus the cost and time saving requirement for only 1 service per year. 

Setting The Standard For Fire Protection Systems