Dart applauds its own safety record

| 16/03/2010

(CNS): Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd said last week that it had successfully achieved over 2.3 million man hours without a lost workday case. It said there were no lost workdays from February 2008 – February 2010 as a result of the combined efforts and safe work practices of almost 500 construction workers who have worked at Camana Bay over the past two years, including employees from over 65 contracted firms. The company said this achievement was down to a solid safety program, training, education, communication and an outstanding safety culture amongst the entire team.

All employees and contractors of Dart Realty are required to comply with the Cayman Islands New Construction Regulations and with the regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as set forth by the U.S. Department of Labour.

In a statement applauding its success Dart said through ongoing development and implementation of safety training programs, daily safety meetings and continual safety checks – employees and contractors of Camana Bay are fully aware of their responsibility towards eliminating health and safety hazards. Some of the training programs that Dart Realty employees and contractors regularly participate include critical incident management training, tag and lock out and rigging & lifting training among others. ,

“It is through great teamwork and individual awareness of hazards and risk that this milestone has been achieved”, said Julius Jacky, (above) Safety Manager.

Having been with the Company for a number of years Dart said Jacky was instrumental in providing the framework for the safety standards and in overseeing and implementing the training programs. “This is a significant accomplishment that our employees and contractors should be very proud of and is a testament of Dart Realty’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety possible,” he said.

In addition to intensive training programs, Dart Realty has established a safety committee that works successfully with its employees to ensure ongoing safe operations and is comprised of members from different departments of the organization. Employees are held accountable to this committee and are continually reminded to keep safety as a first priority in their workplace.

“Our management team is not only completely committed to meeting the safety standards outlined by the laws of the Cayman Islands, but is also determined to exceed these and raise the industry level of safety performance,” Ed Grampp, COO of Dart Realty added. “By formulating innovative policies and procedures that enhance the current standards, we are aiming to be a leader in the Caribbean in occupational health and safety.”

Over the last two years, the construction projects have included residential phases; The Observation Tower, and commercial buildings. The crew of Camana Bay alongside its contractors will break ground later this year on a new, 100,000 square foot mixed-use Class AA commercial office and retail development.


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