Between the months of January to March, 2022, SIFAX Group, the shipping logistics conglomerate, trained 101 personnel from different subsidiaries, a step taken to boost capacity for increased productivity on their part.
In a release by Muyiwa Akande, the Group Head of Corporate Communications, the training became necessary to satisfy staff needs in key operational areas such as leadership competence, operations management and terminal traffic management.
Others are health, safety and environment, security, digital marketing and corporate governance.
The focus of the training was, among other areas of need, the acquisition of practical skills needed to perform more effectively and efficiently in key areas of operations.
“Selected traffic managers from Ports and Cargo Handling Services (PCHS) were trained on terminal traffic management.
Operations staff from the same subsidiary were trained on current terminal operational skills, as well as an understanding of the importance of standards, robust processes and procedures and analysing the different elements of container terminal operations especially in understanding the full operational cycle of ship, yard and gate activities.
According to the statement, dockworkers were trained on industrial health, safety and environmental (HSE) management.
“The HSE training was aimed at setting standards, reinforcing the importance of health and security management at the workplace as well as equipping the training participants with relevant tools to conduct assessment, evaluation and control of potential hazards in the terminal.
“Security staff from different subsidiaries also completed a 3-day basic security course that was designed to provide critical understanding of their roles in achieving the company’s objectives.”
Source: Izuchukwu Ozoemena