THE Namibian Ports Authority has attained another record when achieved one million hours without any Lost Time Injuries.
Lost Time Injury is an industrial term used to describe injuries of workers that results in a company losing man hours as a result of injuries or death and is calculated within a framework of an accounting period.
According to Elias Mwenyo, the landmark achievement was made despite the current challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Namport continues to adhere to all health protocols whilst still ensuring the effectiveness and safety of its workforce,” he said.
He indicated that the last time the ports authority reported an injury at work was on 14 February 2021.
“Since then, we have not recorded any loss time injuries. This outstanding performance is directly linked to the collective continued commitment to safety and adhering to workplace procedures and policies displayed by the Namport workforce,” Mwenyo said.
According to Mwenyo, an improved SHEQ performance for Namport equally means an improved internal work environment for port users because they benefit from improved safety behaviour inside the port.
“With less injuries, productivity levels improve for users,” he said.
Mwenyo said that safety is everyone’s responsibility.
“Let us join hands and ensure we remain injury free for the remainder of the year,” he concluded.