With animpetus on improving Safety culture at workplace ,Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), a leading warship building Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU of India, today inaugurated Group Safety Training Kiosk (GSTK) at its Main Unit.
The Safety Training Kiosk was inaugurated by Rear Admiral V.K. Saxena, IN (Retd.) Chairman & Managing Director GRSE in august presence of Cmde Sanjeev Nayyar, IN (Retd.), Director (Shipbuilding), Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd.), Director (Personnel) and other senior officials of GRSE.
The newly formed GSTK will work as a system-based safety training facility for workmen andminimize accident at workplace. With GSTK in place, the shipyard aims to provide optimum training to workers through audio-visual mode andkeep track of the training data. The Kiosk will also help workers to visualize potential safety hazards and precautions thereof, in an effective manner. After successful completion of safety training, all workmen including contract workers will be provided withsafety passes.
Inaugurating the Group Safety Training Kiosk for workmen, Rear Admiral V.K. Saxena, IN (Retd.) Chairman & Managing Director GRSE, said, “Improving the culture of safe work practices inside the shipyard is the need of the hour today and the GSTK will aid in inculcating the habit of safe and vigilant behavior amongst workforce and help in taking corrective actions related to safety at workplace.”
Earlier, adopting the latest technology with respect to safety and security of infrastructure, the Shipyard has already established an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled high end CCTV network across its five units in Kolkata.
The journey of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., a premier Warship building Company in India, under the administrative control of Ministry of Defence, a PCMM Level-2 Certified Company and 40th rank in Fortune India Next 500 Company 2021, began in1884. The Company was taken over by the Government of India in 1960. It was the first shipyard of independent India to build an indigenous Seaward Defence Boat (SDB) INS Ajay for Indian Navy in 1961, GRSE also built the first ever Indian Export Warship “CGS Barracuda”. The shipyard was conferred the status of a Miniratna Category I Company in 2006. Over last 61 years, GRSE has built 788 platforms including 107 warships for Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, and Government of Mauritius & Seychelles Coast Guard – highest number of warships built & delivered by any Indian shipyard till date. From Frigates, Corvettes, Fleet Tanker, Landing Ship Tank (Large), Landing Craft Utility to Survey Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels and Fast Attack Craft – the repertoire is rich and varied. In addition to ship building, GRSE is also engaged in engine production and other engineering activities. The engineering division manufactures deck machinery items, pre-fabricated portable steel bridges and marine pumps. Noteworthy accolades include Defence Minister’s Award for Excellence for In-house Design Effort for Offshore Patrol Vessel for Government of Mauritius, CGS Barracuda, and Best Performing Defence Shipyard of India for Four Years in a row. GRSE embraced infrastructure modernization over past decades and delightful impact was perceived in the concurrent construction of 20 ships at a time. Team of highly skilled design engineers and state of art VR Lab & latest software cater to the in-house design capabilities. With proven credentials, the shipyard is on a growth path, reaffirming its motto “In Pursuit of Excellence and Quality in Shipbuilding”.