APM Terminals Apapa says it has provided truck drivers with over 1,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment to commemorate the 2021 Global Safety Day.
The event, which was held at the Lilypond Truck Park, Ijora, featured a series of safety talks and the presentation of 800 reflective vests, 800 packets of nose masks, 40 pairs of safety boots, 40 hard hats, 40 pieces of rain gear, 40 pairs of rain boots and 1,000 key rings, to the truck drivers.
The Chief Operating Officer and Head of Terminal, APM Terminals Apapa, Steen Knudsen, said in a statement, “Safety is our licence to operate and we have kept that as our watchword.
“We want everyone that comes to work in our premises to be safe and return home without any incident.”
The Head of Safety, APM Terminals Apapa, Felix Ugwuagbo, said the event was organised to engage truck drivers with a view to reminding them of relevant safety rules.
He said, “At APM Terminals, we lay strong emphasis on the safety of individuals that work in the terminal. We cannot do it alone, and that is why we say truck drivers must be aware of our safety rules.
“For instance we emphasise the need to moderate your speed when you are driving within the terminal because you must be mindful of other drivers and of heavy equipment.
“Another rule is that smoking is not allowed in the terminal. One of the reasons why smoking is prohibited is because there are combustible items in the terminal and even in some of the containers that you carry.
“Also, we don’t allow people to walk or wander around the terminal. You are required to stay in your truck when you are inside the terminal. This is also a major safety requirement to avoid accidents and injuries in the terminal.”