Vodafone Ghana holds workshop on workplace safety
Vodafone Ghana, on Wednesday held a capacity building workshop on health, safety, and wellbeing for its employees, suppliers and contractors to ensure the effective delivery of the company’s health and safety policy.
The workshop was to equip participants with the needed skills and knowledge on how to prevent fatal accidents and injuries while on the job to help reduce the rate of accidents at the workplace.
Addressing the participants, Mr Kyle Whitehill, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, stated that the company was committed to the safety and wellbeing of its employees and partners, adding that it would not relent in efforts to ensure that the safety standards were strictly adhered to by all stakeholders.
He said in view of the company’s objective to ensure health and safety among the business community in the country, it was important to note that the best practices and health safety measures introduced by Vodafone Ghana were taken seriously by all partners, regardless of whether they were employees, suppliers or members of the public.
“Vodafone Ghana’s goal is to be a leader in health and safety among corporate bodies. This we hope to achieve by involving all our stakeholders in the fight to minimize incidents and accidents at the workplace,” he said.
Mr Samuel Koffie, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Vodafone, said as part of measures to guarantee the efficient implementation of the safety plan, the company had already undertaken 16 senior management tours throughout the country to sensitize its stakeholders on health and safety measures to reduce fatalities at work.
He noted that there had been a significant change in the rate of accidents among employees as a result of their knowledge of the safety principles that had been communicated to them to encourage zero fatality issues while on the job.
About four months ago, Vodafone Ghana introduced a fatality protection programme, known as the Six Absolute Rules, to ensure operational health and safety awareness and to reduce the risk of accidents among its employees, suppliers, partners, assignees, contractors and other stakeholders.
The Six Absolute Rules which included constant wearing of seatbelts, wearing of safety harness and fall protection equipment and that no employee or third party persons should be seen working under the influence of banned substances, alcohol and drugs, is expected to be implemented throughout all Vodafone operations in the country.