Airport upgrade project sees over a million LTI-free hours achieved

13 February 2017

Integrated firm AECOM has clocked up over a million lost-time-injury- (LTI-) free hours at the Kasane International Terminal project, where it is providing consulting and supervision services for the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana.

The AECOM project team, which oversaw this achievement, comprises project director Stuart Proudfoot,project manager Jaco Theron, resident engineer Adriaan Badenhorst and safety manager Clint Summers. The site team adopted a hands-on approach, delivering toolbox talks for the workforce and being proactive in its dealings with the main contractor.

“I am very proud of the entire team on this project. We set targets from the outset, with our motto being ‘No injuries under my watch’,” says Proudfoot.

This achievement was guided by AECOM’s ‘Safety for Life’, an internal programme outlining the company’s commitment to achieving zero work-related injuries and/or illnesses, preventing damage to property and the environment, and maintaining an environment-friendly and sustainable workplace.

AECOM also implements a ‘Culture of Caring’ mandate, which sets an expectation for each employee, contractor and business partner to take personal responsibility for keeping his or her colleagues, and others associated with the project, work safe.

The new terminal building at Kasane is expected to be operational in the early part of this year. It is in the final stage of an extensive overall upgrade projected for completion by mid-2017 to cater for the future growth of the airport and boost its capacity.

The AECOM design team was appointed for the entire scope of the project, including architecture, project management, structural engineering, mechanical engineeringelectricalengineeringfireservices and piping.

General contractorStefanutti Stocks Botswana was appointed as the main contractor in 2014. The airport has remained functional throughout, with the site team meeting the client regularly to plan works around aircraft movements.

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