- Aerial view of the terminal at Ijora, Lagos
By Anthony Nwachukwu
SIFAX Inland Container Terminal, a subsidiary of SIFAX Group, has achieved a massive 8,736 hours of zero lost time to injury (LTI) during operations at the terminal, the Managing Director, SIFAX Inland Container Terminal, Mr. Paul Linden, said.
Linden, who disclosed this recently during the company’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Week, said the improvement followed management’s thorough review and evaluation of health and safety processes and procedures after a few minor accidents in the first year of operations between 2020 and 2021.
“The terminal is glad to announce that we recorded zero accidents in the 2022 business year. This is a good one for us and we will improve on this in the coming years,” a statement from the SIFAX Corporate Affairs Manager, Muyiwa Akande, quoted Linden to say.
“I must applaud our HSE team for the thorough job of making sure that all staff and visitors comply with the policies of the terminal. Through their efforts, we can roll out the drum to celebrate one year injury-free work place. A special thank you to all our staff for their cooperation too.”
Meanwhile, the Head of HSE, SIFAX ICT, Mr. Godwin Okoyeaniche, explained that the terminal was able to achieve this feat due to collaborative efforts of all stakeholders.
“We are celebrating the 2022 HSE Week to appreciate all our stakeholders for their support towards helping us achieve a zero LTI this year. We promise that 2023 will bring more possibilities for us all.”
Also, the Group Executive Director, SIFAX Group, Mr. Bode Ojeniyi, noted that the company’s Safety First mantra has engineered a safe work environment for all employees, clients and other stakeholders.
According to him, the company has invested heavily in health and safety equipment, as well as training of personnel in order to make the workplace safe.
“Across all our Group entities, we were deliberate about health and safety in the 2022 business year, and we made a lot of progress in this regard,” he said.
“This progress recorded at Sifax ICT is a great achievement for us and we intend to make this a template for all our subsidiaries going into the future.”