Employees at APM Terminals Mumbai achieved 500 safe days, without any Lost Time Injury (LTI), setting a record at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP) at Nhava Sheva, according to Exim News Service.
Globally, APM Terminals lays a lot of emphasis on safety at its facilities. Its senior management team at The Hague is actively involved in motivating employees to practice safety at work.
APM Terminals Mumbai accounts for nearly 44 per cent of the throughput emerging from Nhava Sheva, recording 1.89 million TEUs in 2011-12, almost 20 per cent of India's containerised throughput. Safety of staff and visitors is of highest priority at the terminal, and each one follows the example of "If you see it, you own it".
"We operate with the objective that each employee, stakeholder and contractor returns home safely EACH DAY, EVERY DAY. It is indeed heartwarming to witness that the teams' efforts have paid off. Kudos to the team at APM Terminals Mumbai," said a proud Major P. Swathimohan, General Manager, HSSE.
Innovative safety campaigns initiated by HSSE have gone a long way in generating awareness among employees and stakeholders at the terminal. The HSSE team ensures that employees and terminal users are provided the necessary safety training and tools required to perform safe and smooth operations. Safety workshops are organised for clients and contracted staff, stressing on the need to follow safety rules inside the terminal, thus minimising workplace accidents.
By setting ‘Rules that Work’, like regular toolbox meetings with employees and contractors, training sessions with external drivers, monthly safety meetings, recognising and felicitating employees/contractors displaying high safety standards and reporting near misses, conducting periodic mock drills at site etc. have contributed to achieving this milestone. Mr Santosh Sawant, Safety Executive, humbly says, "We will not stop here, but continue our pursuit of safety at the terminal".
The terminal’s senior management team along with CEO Mr P. K. Agrawal and COO Mr Rajieve Krishnan congratulated the teams on this achievement.