September 20 2021
APM Terminals Algeciras relocates its maintenance workshops to improve safety in the yard
The company celebrates a Global Safety Day new edition with employees, stevedores, contractors and external trucktors, this year with the theme 'We lead with care’
APM Terminals Algeciras maintains its commitment with continuous improvement of the safety standards of its facilities. To this end, it continues to implement initiatives, whose progress achieved during the last year has been shown today during the Global Safety Day. A day held with the theme We lead with care, in which employees, stevedores, contractors and transporters have participated in activities adapted to the measures in force against Covid-19, and accompanied by Tanuj Luthra, Head of Global Safety and Resilience of Maersk, and Keld Pedersen, APM Terminals West-Med Hub Managing Director.
"Global Safety Day is always a special event for us. And it is even more this year, after many families have been affected by Covid. Therefore, the theme 'We lead with care' makes more sense than ever, because it brings us together with our environment and allows us to commit, listen and respond to the suggestions and concerns of our people, to progress together and avoid risks while working at APM Terminals Algeciras ”, declared Keld Pedersen.
During Global Safety Day, APM Terminals Algeciras has involved both office and yard employees in learning about all the variables involved in front-line work at the terminal, to know their risks and how to facilitate their work. And it has done so through online sessions, interactive games through the Kahoot platform and Gemba walks, which are visits emanating from the Lean philosophy to understand processes, dialogue with employees and identify opportunities for improvement, both on the dock , as in the control room, in the courtyard and in the workshops.
One of these visits was to the new location of the spreader maintenance workshop, a facility dedicated to the devices used by STS cranes for lifting containers. This workshop has been moved away from the dock operations area to reduce the risk of collisions in the surrounding area. This is one of the most important measures carried out this year to improve safety at APM Terminals Algeciras, as well as others focused on traffic signaling, improving the visibility of the chassis and making the terminal safer for road traffic.