Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi has achieved over 8.6 million continuous manpower hours since the last Lost Time Incident (LTI) in August 2015. The achievement reflects the focus placed on health and safety by Abu Dhabi Ports.
Naser AlBusaeedi, Khalifa Port’s terminal manager, says, “We strive to meet the highest standard of performance in all avenues and the safety of our employees is a top priority. We have worked hard to put measures in place to protect their welfare and are always looking to evaluate our operations and to introduce new safety procedures wherever possible.”
In 2017 alone, 42,544 hours were dedicated to training staff to help keep them safe and the port fully operational, he points out.
Beyond Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi Ports has delivered a similar reduction in LTIs across its operating units. Since 2014, Abu Dhabi Ports has reduced its overall LTI frequency rate by 86% from 1.43 to 0.19. The improvement has been assisted by investments made in new technology and engineering solutions to automate operations that have been able to reduce interactions between machinery and human beings.