Portworker Development Programme in Bulk Terminals

Instructional material | 04 March 2017
The Portworker Development Programme in Bulk Terminals (PDP II) has been developed with the long-term global goal of ensuring the safety, health, welfare and vocational training of port workers and assisting countries in establishing and/or improving their port training capability.

PDP II is designed to improve cargo-handling performance, working conditions and practices, and the safety, status and welfare of port workers working with bulk commodities.

The training materials target port workers working in bulk terminals handling major dry bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, and bulk fertilizer. The main focus of PDP in bulk terminals is on occupational safety & health and environment issues.

Improving the skills, knowledge and attitude of port workers will improve their motivation and help bring about improvements in safety, environmental controls, performance and their status.