GMS: Green Briefing – September 2018
As a part of GMS’ Responsible Ship Recycling Program (GMS-RSRP), the GMS green team along with various HSE officers conduct monthly training sessions in Indian ship recycling yards to provide workers with up-to-date knowledge to safely undertake their daily operations.
During the first training of the month, twenty workers gathered at Plot No. 35 in Alang on Monday, Sept. 10 to learn about “Fire Prevention and Protection” from GMS and Leela Green Ship Recycling Pvt. Ltd. Although the workers work in different departments in the yard, they were united in learning about the potential implications of fire hazards, how to safely extinguish a fire, the importance of effective communication and the proper
Almost two weeks later at Plot No. 153, GMS worked with Navyug Ship Breaking Company to teach precautionary measures to workers involved in recycling the engine section of a vessel. The team raised awareness about the associated risks during the engine section cutting while in the engine room and advised ways to mitigate those risks, such as suitable workspace conditions, no hot work zones, proper oil collection methods, effective safety labels, the location of safety equipment, and various other preemptive actions in order to be best prepared.
At the third and last training, the GMS green team returned to Plot No. 35 to facilitate a discussion session between safety officers on accident investigation and learning from incidents as part of GMS’“train-the-trainer” program. In a collaborative atmosphere, the officers shared personal experiences and post-incident reactions while the GMS team highlighted the key ways to avoid such incidents in the future in an effort to engage in difficult conversations that lead to positive change in the yards.