KARACHI: Pakistan Navy Annual Safety Review (PNASR) 2017 was held at Bahria Auditorium on Monday Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
PNSAR is a forum where safety standards are discussed to mark the importance of safety culture which in turn provides a roadmap for the further safe working environment in PN.
Naval operations being diverse and complex inherently carry an element of risk. The risk factor varies as to how a particular task is planned and executed. Apparently, a simple and routine task can become hazardous, if attempted carelessly.
Conversely, an intricate task can be executed smoothly if planned and executed professionally while keeping the elements of safety in mind and with adherence to standard procedures.
An accident occurring due disregard to safety procedures not only endangers men and material, it also impacts the overall confidence of an organisation and hence leads to erosion of professionalism.
It is noteworthy that safety is not confined only to the workplace but its roots are embedded into day to day family matters and their impacts we carry to our workplace. Desired objectives can only be achieved when every individual in our system starts feeling his or her responsibility.
Chief of the Naval Staff while addressing the audience said that Pakistan Navy has come a long way in adopting a comprehensive safety regime. The change in the attitude of personnel and adaptation of safe workplace practices is through progressive but evidently visible from the safe conduct of extensively complex operations.
This, however, remains a continuous process. As we have stepped into 2018, our concept of safety must draw its impetus from an honest retrospection. Though there are generally no new mistakes in the realm of safety, however, a critical analysis of the ones having occurred during last year should in all probability prepare us to pre-empt and prevent them from recurring.
At the end, Chief of the Naval Staff gave away the safety trophies and awards to the prize winners.