Port of Salalah observes annual Safety Day

Port of Salalah celebrated its annual Safety Day with a new theme of ‘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 at home.
The ongoing safety improvements by the port management pays particular attention to employee behaviour at all levels including training, risk assessments procedures, and general ownership, which help enhance all general principles in the port.
Some events were organised by the HSSE department which included activities like general medical check-ups, oil spill exercise, watching movies and senior management presentations. The campaign also included awareness programmes provided by Civil Defence and specialist organisations with displays and exercise’s running throughout the day.
David Gledhill, CEO of POS said, “The aim of the International Safety Day is to focus on the importance of the health and safety to protect all the port staff and contractors in addition to providing safe environment free of accidents and diseases that might cause fatalities and huge losses” Gledhill also praised the efforts of all the staff who implemented the best practices that bring positive results and achieved continuous improvement in this very important area of our business.
Ahmed Akaak, Deputy CEO of POS confirmed that “On this occasion we concentrate on enhancing the safety culture and behaviour at the workplaces.” He also said, “This comes as part of the Port intention to deepen and consolidate the concept of 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, we can achieve positive productivity and safe working conditions, which will help, secure the future success of Port of Salalah.

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