Aboitiz Construction projects in Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation (THPAL) and Tecnimont and JGC Philippines Joint Ventures (TJJV) recently achieved 11 million safe man-hours without lost-time injury.
In line with its commitment to promote safety culture, Aboitiz Construction achieved 8.3 million safe man-hours for a mining project in Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation (THPAL) in Claver, Surigao del Norte from September 2012 to February 2022.
The company also logged 3.2 million safe man-hours for the ongoing Tecnimont and JGC Philippines Joint Ventures (TJJV) project in Brgy. Pinamucan Ibaba, Batangas City from January 2019 to February 2022.
Both records are without lost-time injuries.
“These achievements prove we are committed towards safety," remarked Alex Garciano, Vice President for Construction Operations of Aboitiz Construction.
"We are doing our best to adhere to the safety standards set by the company, the Department of Labor and Employment, and the client,” he pointed out.
To promote safety in the workplace, both sites conducted a series of precautionary and preventive drills, hazard and risk mapping, safety awareness training, site inspections and audits, checking of personal protective equipment and tool box meetings.
Furthermore, Aboitiz Construction ensured that team members on all project sites are strictly following health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Protocols, such as checking of body temperatures before entering the sites, social distancing in shuttles, and disinfecting the offices and vehicles, were followed.
“These safety milestones prove that we are upholding the values of teamwork and execution excellence," says Anton M. Perdices, Director, President, and Chairman of Aboitiz Construction.
Since 2012, the company has been a major contractor of THPAL in handling maintenance works for the mining plant that include mechanical, fabrication, scaffolding, and rigging works.
Currently, the project has more than 280 manpower and hiring additional 300 workers twice a year to assist in shutdown works.
Aboitiz Construction is the subcontractor for the construction of the JG Summit Philippines, Inc. Stage 1 and expansion project of a petrochemical plant, providing over 800 people.
The project, started in January 2019, is expected to be completed in the second quarter this year.
“We commend Aboitiz Construction for the achievement of millions of safe man hours," noted Jay Kabamalan, Health, Safety, and Environment Manager of JG Summit Philippines, Inc.
Aboitiz Construction is the construction arm of the Aboitiz Group of Companies.
The privately-held firm has a 46-year track record in value construction and engineering.