Puma staff cruise past 14 million working hours without serious injury


PUMA Energy PNG staff and contractor staff have passed an astonishing safety landmark of 14 million working hours without an injury requiring time off at their operational sites around the country.
A statement from the company said that this added up to almost seven years of safe working by about 1,000 Puma and contractor staff keeping the country supplied with refined products and services.
Prime Minister James Marape, who attended a celebration yesterday to mark the milestone at the company’s Napa Napa refinery outside Port Moresby, said he was proud to honour more than 1,000 Puma Energy staff and contractor workers who had demonstrated world-class performance in achieving almost seven years of safe working.
“It highlights the skills, expertise and professionalisation of Papua New Guinean workforce,” he said.
“High standards of safety is important to support economic recovery and attract investment into the country.”
Puma country general manager Hulala Tokome said it was an “amazing feat” by all staff and contractor staff and the result of continuous and sustained focus on safety first in all operations.
The record covers all operations within the boundaries of the company’s refinery, 12 terminals, 12 aviation sites, head office and two commercial centres through the country as well as the 1.6 million kilometres clocked up annually by the company’s fleet of 100 light vehicles and 15 trucks.
The company said no staff or contractor had taken any time off work due to injury from an unsafe incident at work for that period of time.
“The record is only possible with the dedication of all our staff and contractor staff who have put safety first.”