Tropical Cable and Conductor Limited (TCCL), a local leading cable manufacturer says it is investing heavily in quality management systems to promote the quality of the company’s product.
Consequently, the company has been granted the International Standard Organisation certificate ISO 9001, making it the first cable manufacturer in Africa to receive such a certificate.
The granting of the ISO certificate followed an audit of the organisation’s quality standards.
Speaking at training for newly certified electrical wiring professionals in Accra yesterday, the Marketing and Business Development Manager of TCCL, Nana Kwame Oteng-Gyasi said the company on the average spends $200,000 annually on quality systems.
He explained that the investments were channelled into laboratory testing equipment, production systems and on personnel to ensure that the company’s products meet international standards.
Turning his focus on the training, he explained that it was to expose the newly certified electricians by the Energy Commission to the company’s products.
He said the training was also meant to expose the participants to best practices in electrical wiring to reduce electric fire related cases in the country.
“With the onset of the rainy season, TCCL as part of its corporate social responsibility is educating electricians to adopt good wiring standards to reduce the increasing fire outbreaks in the country,” he said.
Assistant Division Officer at the Safety Department of the Ghana Fire Service, Charles Kingsley Amoh lauded TCCL for the training.
He disclosed that electrical related fires in the country reduced from 567 in 2014 to 504 in 2015.
He entreated all stakeholders to help the Ghana National Fire Service to carry out its mandate, saying “fire safety is a shared responsibility”.
The Principal Programme Officer (Technical Regulations), Energy Commission Mr. Robert Yeboah advised electricians to avail themselves for the Energy Commission Certification.
“Per the Electrical Wiring Regulation, 2011, it was obligatory for the electricians to be certified by the Energy Commission to practise their profession,” he said.
Mr. Yeboah entreated individuals who own buildings to use certified electricians for the wiring of their buildings.
By Kingsley Asare