*Trains 101 Employees in Q1
Sifax Group has stepped up its human capacity development as no fewer than 101 of its employees have been trained in the first quarter of the year.
The training of the employees which were selected from the various subsidiaries of the conglomerate enabled them to learn several skills and improved themselves.
In a statement issued in Lagos and signed by its Group Head, Corporate Communications, Muyiwa Akande the company said the training focused on bespoke needs of the staff, including leadership competence, operations management, terminal traffic management, health, safety and environment, security, digital marketing and corporate governance.
According to the statement which was made available to Maritime Bits, selected traffic managers from Ports and Cargo Handling Services (PCHS) were trained on terminal traffic management. The one-week training was aimed at providing attendees with practical skills that would enable them effectively and efficiently coordinate movement of people, vehicles and equipment within the terminal.
Continuing, the statement said operations workers 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”, the statement added.
Group Head, Human Resources, Sifax Group, Mr. Oluwakayode Alonge in his remarks expressed delight at the company’s human capital development through the provision of quality training and refresher courses that would improve staff’s skills and competence and ultimately contribute to company’s business growth.On his part, Learning and Development Manager, Chris Nnamuah said the trainings were products of the development needs assessment conducted recently to identify skill gaps in the company’s workforce.