Entering the vessel works site
If you wish to access Vessel Works to undertake works, then you need to complete a site-specific induction before entry. Each staff or crew member will need to complete this induction.
Please review the material, take the short quiz, and then enter your details. Following the completion of the induction, you are welcome to visit the office and collect your personalised security access card.
A refresher induction is required every 12 months on the anniversary of your insurance certificates.
On your first visit to the site please report to the Site Office to have your ID photo taken and tag issued. Cost $35 (EFTPOS or cash).
If you are just visiting Vessel Works for the day, then you can be hosted on the site by another person that has completed the induction. That person must always remain with you whilst you visit the site. You must not undertake any work during your visit.
- This inducted person must sign you in, using the visitor registration booth outside the Vessel Works Management Office. Minimum PPE requirements are listed at the booth. High visibility vests can be borrowed from the office.
- If you are visiting the site for a single day you can collect a visitor’s access card from the office.
- Day visitors who receive a day pass will need to complete an induction and meet insurance requirements.
All users of our Bridge Wharf, Floating Pontoon berths and our Cross Road fishing facility users must have first entered into a Services Agreement with us.
Hardstand and Vessel Lifting Services agreement
All Vessel Owners or Agents will be asked to execute our Hardstand and Vessel Lifting Agreement.
Read the Vessel Works policy as to how we manage your information and data, including how we manage and collect CCTV images and access control records whilst customers use the facility.
Entering NZ waters
All international seacraft must first arrive at a port that is an approved place of first arrival (PoFA) and be fully cleared before moving on to other ports in New Zealand. Vessel Works is an approved PoFA for a range of vessels including military, fishing, passenger, and recreational craft like yachts and super yachts.
REGISTERING YOUR COMPANY
Insurance requirements for people and companies completing work within the facility are: $2m Public/General Liability, $5m Ship Repairers Liability.
Before entering the Vessel works site you must register your company as an approved contractor.
Your company will also need to:
1. Provide Vessel Works with the required insurance certificates
2. Agree to and adhere to Vessel Works health and safety policy
3. Agree to and adhere to Vessel Works site rules
Once your company is registered, any representative or guest of your company must complete the Vessel Works induction before entering the site. This will take 15mins, be sure to read carefully as there is short quiz at the end.
Health, Safety & Security
Health & Safety
You must abide by the Health and Safety access requirements which are posted at the entry to the hardstand, along with the rules and guidelines discussed in the induction. All rules and regulations are intended to keep you and other Vessel Works users safe and injury free, allowing you to return safely to your family.
We encourage all contractors not to proceed with tasks that they are unfamiliar with or without the correct information or technical understanding of the task at hand. There are local experts available for most tasks – so if you have questions regarding completing a task safely, please ask and we can help you find a safe solution.
Security is paramount. Vessel Works provides secure and restricted access to the hardstand area, refit wharf, floating berths and bridge wharf. With an advanced CCTV system, you can rest assured that your vessel is safe while at Vessel Works.