The Port of Takoradi, has joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s World Safety Week by leading the charge to create the awareness for industry safety and health.
The Harbor Master at the Port of Takoradi, Captain Richmond Quayson, emphasized that Takoradi Port is keen on in its safety requirements.
“Management of the Takoradi Port expect that all our stakeholders to embrace this safety culture making sure that the port is safe for business and for maritime commerce.”
He said the Management of the Port of Takoradi seized the opportunity of the safety week to embark on an exercise that calls on all stakeholders of the port to adopt a safety culture where all activities align with the safety standards of GPHA.
“Today highlights the safety day and we’ve committed all our stakeholders into signing their commitment to safety in the port and its environs and ensure safety of all staff,” he stated.
According to the Fire and Safety Manager of the Port of Takoradi, Jimmy-Nab Dassie, with the Takoradi Port currently concentrating on providing oil and gas services, it has become more incumbent upon the port to readapt and pay crucial attention to the safety requirements of working with oil and gas.
“The Port of Takoradi we all know is more into oil and gas and we can confidently say 2018 over 60% vessel call were all oil supply vessels and now our scope has broadened and so we need seriously to embrace safety standards.”
The fire and safety manager of Takoradi Port asserted that, Takoradi Port is ISO certified and always seeking to advance to the highest level of international standards that would not only keep the port safe but attract more customers globally.
“The Port is already hooked to ISO standards. At the moment, apart from ISO 9001, we are 14001, 27001and we are seriously assigning 45001 and this is seriously impacting our activities in the port.”