Aqaba Container Terminal, the World’s gateway to Jordan and beyond, celebrated Global Safety Day on the 16th of October this year, focusing its agenda on the theme of intervention, and highlighting every team member as a responsible party in the overall safety of the workplace. This annual occasion was honored in an interactive celebratory event held under the patronage of the AESZA Chief Commissioner H.E. Mr. Kamel Mahadin.
The day’s agenda featured a session on traffic and routine inspection for trucks, alongside a session on intervention in the field of workplace safety, a department equipments display, and an award ceremony for Safety Heroes, trainers and safety quiz winners, and more.
The opening ceremony featured speeches by H.E. Mr. Kamel Mahadin and ACT’s CEO Soren Hansen alongside other figures.
Commenting on the Safety Day celebrations, Mr. Hansen explained that ACT has always been committed to ensuring the highest levels of safety for its employees and its business partners. He further stated that this commitment is embodied in the Company’s periodic training programs and the strict monitoring of safety regulations it reinforces.
“Every member of our team is important to us, as it is the people at ACT who primarily contribute to its success. This is why we put safety at the forefront of our priorities, making safety reinforcements and trainings a regular fixture in our corporate culture. As we celebrate this day, we hope to set the example for other companies in Jordan.”
From his end, H.E.Mr. Kamel MahadinthankedACT team for thegreat efforts they had made in compiling an interactive program for this day. He further expressed his hopes that this day presents a prelude for the making of employee and environmental safety a main pillar in the corporate culture across the Kingdom.
To ensure that all sectors of the community are included in the Safety Day celebrations, the event also included a demonstration on the safe lashing procedure, a video and presentation on Safety interventions in the workplace, and a storytelling session for kids about Safety in the home, not to mention a fire fighting training session for women.
The Global Safety Day celebration comes as part of a series of events at terminals operating under the umbrella of APM Terminals. ACT is a joint venture between the Aqaba Development Corporation and APM TERMINALS under a 25-year build-operate-transfer agreement signed in 2006.