Celebrating safety week by Paradip Port Trust
Paradip,(ONS/INS): “Reinforce positive behaviour at the workplace to achieve safety and health goals” as the theme, the 47th National Safety Week was observed by Paradip Port Trust from 4th March to 10th March 2018. A function was held in the afternoon on 9th March
2018 in the Wet Basin. Attending the function, as the Chief Guest Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT focused upon importance of celebrating safety week. He suggested for ensuring the upcoming year as Zero Accident Year for PPT. He stressed on inculcating safety mindset especially among workers as PPT is vying for coveted mark of 100 MMT in terms of cargo handling. Most of the accidents are occurring in dark hours, PPT administration is going to install 50 Nos. of High Mast lighting towers in addition to the 218 Nos. of existing High Mast towers inside the Port prohibited area. Due to lots of train and truck movements in course of cargo transportation, to ensure safety of workers, Advance Warning System through light and siren will be installed within a month at the Railway Level Crossings inside the Port. Installation of Speed Governors and Traffic Squad movements are being made tight to keep close vigil on rash driving. PPT is endeavouring to ensure all movements inside port strictly through the Buses to be engaged by the Port to ensure safety of the workers. Shri Roy stressed on Discipline and Safe practices to make the Port – World Class. Thereafter, he awarded prizes to the winners of various competitions organised on the occasion.
Gracing the occasion, Shri Gopinath, Asst. Director, Dock Safety, Paradip said to make Safety everyone’s responsibility. Shri Banshidhar Sundara, Sr. Commandant, CISF Unit, Paradip also addressed the gathering and said that we should make safety a way of life.
Shri A. Jayasimha, CME, PPT in his welcome address called upon all the stakeholders to make the upcoming fiscal an Accident Free Year. Shri Chandan Panigrahi, Dy. CEE finally offered the vote of thanks.