In a statement signed by the Group Head, Corporate Communications, Muyiwa Akande, the focus of the training was on needs of the staff such as leadership competence, operations management, terminal traffic management, health, safety & environment, security, digital marketing and corporate governance.
According to Akande the training which was for one week was to provide beneficiaries with practical skills needed to perform more effectively and efficiently in their areas of operations.
Part of the statement reads, “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.
“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.”