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Datem Inc.: A legacy of safety

“Safe Work is good business”. In an industry like construction where employees face danger day after day, it takes on a whole new meaning.

As Datem Inc, one of the leading engineering and construction firm in the country celebrated its 30th year of operations part of its top practices is that of strict adherence to safety.

Datem Inc. president
Levy Espiritu
Cultivated  for over three decades, theirs is a story of success built from a shared vision among friends to change the construction landscape.

Since their business began in 1994, Datem Inc. president Levy Espiritu, VP-Engineering Morris Agoncillo, and VP-Operations Arnold P. de Asis, can say that they actually have reached a status of leadership.

And industry players including Datem Inc’s broad array of clientele attestthat it has earned its place as one of the most respected construction companies in the Philippines.

Working with the country’s leading property developers, Datem Inc.’s portfolio of residential and commercial developments include such landmarks as The Mind Museum, the Greenbelt Redevelopment, Arya Residences, Two Serendra, One Rockwell, Discovery Shores, ABS-CBN ELK Center, Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center, and the soon-to-finish Discovery Primea. 

Safety weaved into business development and operations

“Our philosophy is that the safety of our people is our top priority with the objective of no accidents at every project ,” says Datem Inc.’s Safety Policy guardianand Area Manager, Engr. Gerardo Sulit. 

Every worker within every DATEM
construction sites adheres to strict safety
standards and is ensured with Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep them
from harm. The Company has been known
to have never lost a man at any of their
construction, sites which are directly
attributed to the superior safety standards.
“It goes without saying that given the number of man-hours Datem Inc. has been able to achieve with most of its projects, it is no wonder that company has proven competitive and still continues to grow. When safety finds itself in the center of the company’s culture and work ethic a result of such standards is that it makes it way down to the employees” Sulit enthused.

“Key to this is the mindset of making safety a way of life and everyone’s concern.  At Datem Inc., it is part of our company culture. A culture of responsibility and caution as we continue to train and educateour teams in keeping safety top-of-mind”, Sulit added.

Safe work is good business

The manifestations of safety in the workplace serve to make projects more efficient as man-hours are spent on focusing on the job rather than treatment for accidents. It is a testament to the operations and procedures adopted by Datem Inc., which underscores safety, health and cleanliness as an overlooked yet essential component in doing business.

“I am very proud to say that in one of my most recent projects, the  Twin Oaks Place West Tower in Mandaluyong City, we celebrated 6 million man-hours on the job without a single “lost time accident,” shares Engineer Sulit. 

“In fact, most of Datem Inc.’s projects were completed with outstanding safety statistics. This is a good indicator that the safety and security of the projects are meeting the standard that we have set out to promote and uphold in our construction sites.” He said.

Other sites that boast of remarkable safe man-hours include Discovery Primea with 11.4 million safe man-hours and One Shangri-La in Mandaluyong which clocked in at a staggering 21.7 million man-hours. Datem Inc. proudly celebrates every million safe man-hours with its staff as an achievement and milestone in safety and operations efficiency.

Care for employees serve to propel hard work, fosters responsibility in the workplace, and impacts the bottom line.

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