The Grande Côte project team in Senegal, West Africa recently achieved another safety milestone, reaching 4 million man-hours Lost Time Incident (LTI) free. The Ausenco team continued their contribution towards this fantastic achievement, reaching 2 million man-hours LTI free.

Ausenco is providing engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services, including the upgrade of rail and port infrastructure for the project which is located on a coastal, mobile dune system starting approximately 50 kilometres north of the capital Dakar. “Considering our location, diversity, scale and the remote areas we are working in — plus the fact that this is the second occasion we have hit 4 million man-hours LTI free — we all can be suitably proud of what is a benchmark standard of safety for a construction site anywhere in the world”, said Adam Smits, Project Manager, from Grande Côte Operations SA.

"At some 8.7 million man-hours worked overall, the extraordinary safety focus of the team in all areas is not insignificant especially when you consider 500+ rail sleepers being manually replaced daily; thousands of lifts performed weekly; overhead power line works; a mobile maintenance crew working everywhere across site not forgetting the relentless steel installation occurring plus pressure to finish on time, this is no small feat.” Congratulations to the entire project team!