Fiji Ports has obtained the Integrated Management System (IMS) Certification which ensures the company’s Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety management systems are in line with international standards. This has enabled the company to improve its performance, provide better quality service, reduce risk, enhance workplace safety, continually improve processes and be innovative. Employee well-being is one of the six corporate values adopted by Fiji Ports. Fiji Ports shows its commitment to Health & Safety by maintaining this certification for the past four (4) years and shall continue to uphold the stringent requirements of this health & safety standard.
Key projects that form part of Fiji Ports certification commitments include:
- The Ergonomics and Employee Health Review project aims to emphasize the importance of conducting an extensive ergonomic survey at Fiji Ports. The project will engage an expert in Health, Safety, and Workplace Ergonomics. The survey’s findings will be reported independently to the Executive Management and the Board, with the project expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2023.
- Fiji Ports prioritizes the health and well-being of its contracted staff by conducting annual medical screenings. This yearly event is a significant component of Fiji Ports’ corporate calendar, as it promotes regular medical checkups for its staff. The company also provides medical care and insurance services to its contracted staff and facilitates annual medical awareness programs through medical service providers. Employees requiring extended medical services or advice are recommended to specialists covered by the company’s medical insurance plan.
- The Wharf Edge markings or Snap Back zone project prioritizes the safety of all staff and port users when carrying out works at the wharf snap back areas. This project is aligned with the company’s certification under ISO 45001:2018, which emphasizes the importance of occupational health and safety management systems. The implementation of this project involves the establishment of clear and visible markings in the wharf snap back zones. These markings will serve as a visual guide for staff and port users, indicating the areas where works are being carried out and where it may not be safe to enter. This will help prevent accidents and injuries, ensuring that everyone on the premises remains safe. Overall, the Wharf Edge markings or Snap Back zone project is a proactive approach to managing occupational health and safety risks at Fiji Ports. It will help the company maintain its ISO 45001:2018 certification, promoting a safe and healthy work environment for all.