MSS Security has been the incumbent security provider at PPA’s Port Hedland port in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia since 2011 and under a new contract, MSS Security is now also responsible for the Port of Dampier.

Services include implementation of a comprehensive site-based PPA safety programme, an enhanced induction and training program that is regularly updated to PPA’s requirements and industry best practice, and a tailored PPA Site Risk Assessment and Safe Work Method Statements for high-risk duties.

MSS Security also supplies PPA a Port Hedland-based contract manager and a large pool of accredited and site-inducted security officers – of the 230 FIFO staff MSS Security has servicing the Pilbara region, 120 have qualifications that exceed PPA’s requirements.

The ports of Dampier and Port Hedland are two of the world’s largest bulk export ports, and are responsible for more than 75 per cent of WA’s seaborne iron ore exports. In 2014/15, PPA achieved a record annual throughput of 620Mt, with more than 25,000 vessel movements across its ports.♦