Utico achieved a milestone one million lost time injury (LTI) free man-hours in 2019.
The achievement is particularly noteworthy since it meant “prudent and critical” monitoring and review of all work premises of the company spread across multiple locations to ensure effective execution of its Safety Policy, a statement from the utility company said.
“The achievement is a testimony to the company’s robust standards on employee health, safety and environment which are integral to the company’s core values,” added CEO Richard Menezes.
“Proper and excellent planning, training and oversight of the implementation of safety norms across the operations to mitigate existing and foreseeable risks is another crucial factor leading to this milestone.”
This is the second one million LTI-free milestone achieved by Utico in the past two years.
Utico directly employs over 500 people across its operations that spans water supply, desalination, waste water treatment solutions, power generation and transmission, as well as engineering, fabrication and renewable energy segments.
It also hires nearly 1,000 people through other contractors and subcontractors during the course of its projects.
Utico has over 500km of transmission network supplying water to various parts of Ras Al Khaimah while it owns and operates a 58km inter-emirates pipeline connecting Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Sharjah with its network having over 99.6% availability under stringent supply conditions.
Its power network comprises approximately 33KV power transmission line and over 250 kilometre of 11 KV power network having over 99.8% availability.
Utico is the first entity in the Middle East and Africa to achieve ISO 50001 from Quality Austria for Energy Management in 2008.