As part of its commitment to preventing injuries on jobsites, Ghacem Limited has held its annual ‘Safety Week Durbar’ with extensive programmes at the Tema and Takoradi factories
Held under the theme: ‘Zero Harm; Possible & Sustainable’, the week-long event saw workers of the company undergo series of activities such as a talk on healthy lifestyle, workplace inspection to investigate safety practices, safety competition, training of emergency response and aerobics session.
For championing the cause of safety and applying best practices in his line of duty, Joshua Yankson of the Maintenance Department was adjudged the 2015 Safety Personality, while the coveted Near Miss Reporter Award went to Daniel Adom Botchway of Production Department for having submitted 70 reports.
Other departments which won various awards for promoting safety practices included Quality Assurance, Production and Marketing.
In his address, the Managing Director, Mr Morten Gade, applauded those who excelled in the various safety competitions and called on the entire workers to work step by step towards achieving zero harm, expressing optimism that “it is possible and sustainable”
He said as the company tried to maintain safety standards within its factories and quarries, the safety of all downstream activities such as transportation and warehousing of its products and materials should also be utmost concern for all.
“We need to care for each other, whether fellow employees, customers, suppliers or drivers. all deserve attention, alertness or intervention to avoid meaningless fatalities. We all have a responsibility to fight unsafe acts and risk behaviour by stopping anyone acting in an unsafe manner,” he said.
Mr. Gade reaffirmed management’s commitment to going any length to promote safety practices in its operation to protect human lives.
On his part, the Works Manager, Eugene Laryea, urged the workers to reflect on the theme and be ready to work towards achieving it.