The Port of Salalah celebrates Global Safety Day 2015-04-28

On Tuesday, 28 April 2015 the port of Salalah celebrated its annual safety Day, which focuses on increasing awareness and sharing best practices for health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) procedures to the Port Staff.

The theme for this year’s Safety Day was “Work Safe, Home Safe” and emphasis was put on the need to travel to and from work safely.  In his introductory speech David Wilson, general manager of HSSE, said “it is statistically more likely that a member of staff will be injured whilst on their way to or from the Port than while they are working here. It is therefore vital that we take the lessons we have learned about Safety whilst at work and apply them to the rest of our lives.”

David Gledhill, the CEO of port of Salalah, personally led senior managers and Staff in signing a pledge to adhere to Road Safety Laws, to wear a seatbelt, not to use a phone whilst driving and to stay within the speed limit. The first three hundred signatories to the pledge received blue tooth headsets provided by Omantel.

The Road Safety messaged was emphasised by placing cars that had been involved in crashes at strategic points around the Port as a visual reminder of the importance of adhering to the traffic laws. Other activities during the day included “Man Overboard drills”, a demonstration by Civil Defence and Talks on the “Fatal Five” risks in ports.

The port of Salalah employees more than 2000 personnel making it the largest single employer in the Dhofar region. The {ort of Salalah is able to boast an impressive safety record, showing no time lost due to injuries (LTI) for 264 consecutive days. The Safety Day highlights the shared commitment of the port and its staff to ensure a safe working environment for all of its employees, customers, and visitors to the port.