APM Terminals Poti closed 2020 with 0 lost time injury (LTI) rate, meaning the year ended with zero Personal Injury Incidents. This is a remarkable achievement, particularly considering the safety challenges of the port industry and the relatively poor safety culture and environment in the region.
Safety is a core priority for APM Terminals Poti. By creating a safe environment, and implementing the best safety practices into daily activities, the company is committed to maintaining a safe workplace for employees, contractors, and customers. Setting an ongoing target of zero LTI is a clear indication of APM’s aim to keep all port users safe, and achieving it is a huge credit to the sizeable team of APM Terminals Poti.
The company focuses on mastering safety tools in everyday operations and has established regular procedure reviews and continuous performance tracking. These drive a safety mindset and continuous alertness for both visitors and employees, which together play a crucial role in ensuring that work is carried out with safety as a priority. In support of this, an incident reporting system is in place, and year on year, more employees are making use of this to identify, track and eliminate safety hazards.
“Although good planning, correct execution of the procedures, forward thinking and caring about others, while having well-maintained infrastructure and equipment are the basics of a safe workspace, it is important to follow the ‘Safety Differently’ concept, which was introduced at the beginning of the previous year and calls for each and every individual to undertake safety as their own responsibility during port operations. I count on my colleagues and believe that we will not only continue doing well on this particular KPI but will also significantly improve our statistics in all other performance areas” said Temur Kukhaleishvili, Head of HSSE Improvement.
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