Salalah: Port of Salalah recently celebrated its annual Safety Day, with this year’s theme being “Safe for You, Safe for Me.”
The Safety Day included actions to be taken at work places to protect staff, safe systems, and procedures for using equipment, and carrying out tasks that promote safety across the whole port, including the journey to and from the place of work and protection of the family, especially preventing fires in the home.
The ongoing safety improvements by the port management pays particular attention to employee behaviour at all levels, including training, risk assessment procedures, and general ownership, which help enhance all general principles at the port.
A programme of events has been organised by the HSSE Department, which includes various activities, such as, general medical checks, an oil spill exercise, watching movies and senior management presentations, the campaign also includes awareness programmes provided by civil defence and specialist organisations with displays and exercises running throughout the day.
On this occasion, David Gledhill, chief executive officer of POS said, “The aim of the International Safety Day is to focus on the importance of health and safety to protect all the port staff and contractors in addition to providing a safe environment free of accidents and diseases that might cause fatalities and huge losses,”
Gledhill also praised the efforts of all the concerned staff, who implemented the best practices that bring positive results and achieved continuous improvement in this very important area of business.
Ahmed Akaak, the DCEO of POS, confirmed, “On this occasion we will concentrate on enhancing the safety culture and behaviour in the workplace.”
He also said, “This is part of the port’s intention to deepen and consolidate the concept of a safety culture, and increase safety awareness. It also provides a healthy environment where the welfare of our staff continues to remain high on the agenda.”
David Wilson, general manager, HSSE, said the port is committed to the safety of its staff and everyone else and together with continued education and support, one can achieve positive productivity and safe working conditions, which will help, secure the future success of the Port of Salalah.