Tema Tank Farm Depot celebrates 1,000 days without lost-time injury

Tema Tank Farm Depot celebrates 1,000 days without lost-time injury

A 1,000-day period without Lost Time Injury (LTI) in the petroleum industry is impossible, critics will say – but Tema Tank Farm Limited (TTF), a subsidiary of Chase Logistics Group Limited, has proven critics wrong by achieving the milestone of 1,000 days without LTI in its operations.

This significant achievement was acknowledged and applauded by all stakeholders, including the industry regulator the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), for its adopting a culture of excellent occupational safety and health standards at its state-of-the-art depot.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NPA, Mustapha Hamid, at the climax of a week-long celebration last Friday in Tema congratulated management and staff of TTF for such an accomplishment, and urged them to keep up the high standard and not compromise on safety at any time.

“As regulator of the industry, we are proud to be associated with your accomplishments of 1,000 days without lost time injuries. My checks with my inspections and monitoring department indicate that this depot is very compliant with safety standards prescribed for the sector. It is therefore not surprising that we are here today joining you to celebrate this safety milestone. It is my expectation that you will continue operating at the highest standard to achieve more milestones,” he said.

Mabel Ossom-Boafo, from the Department of Factories Inspectorate of the Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly (KKMA), said good safety and health practice at companies’ premises increase productivity and saves money which would have been used to pay compensations.

She said with the principles continuous improvement, TTF should strive higher toward 2,000 to 3,000 days without LTI in the coming years.

Managing Director of Tema Tank Farm Lmited, Bartholomew Darko, attributed their performance to having built a safety culture among their team – led by competent safety professionals, weekly pep-talks, departmental level safety briefings, stakeholder trainings on safety, safety drills and simulations, safety briefings to clients and visitors, adherence to health and safety protocols and directives from regulators, and conscious investments in health and safety equipment and PPEs for staff and visitors.

They also work together with state security agencies such as the Ghana Police Service, Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) and National Security Personnel to ensure high level security; have planted trees on their compound and others in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) standards, and continue to brave all odds with adherence to the Ghana Health Service safety protocols to fuel the nation’s economic activities, even during the lockdown in 2020.

Mr. Darko said their achievement of 1,000 days without lost time and injury was the result of efforts by shareholders, directors, staff and regulators including the NPA, EPA, GSA, GRA, FOSA and customers, BDCs, OMCs, BRV/Tanker drivers and many others.

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