Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell and Engen-branded
fuel and lubricants, has held its annual Safety Day across the branches of company.
“Safety Day is an opportunity for all employees and contractors at Vivo Energy to refocus on the importance of HSSEQ,” a statement signed and issued by the Corporate Communications Manager, Mrs Shirley Tony Kum, has said.
This year’s Safety Day theme was;“Learning to be Safer” and focused on how a combination of commitment and competency in safety would help create empowerment and allowing workers to strengthen safety culture.
The statement said as part of the Safety Day, colleagues, contractors and partners share examples of how they are Learning to be Safer, to encourage replication of best practice.
According to the statement, Mr Grant Bairstow, Head of HSSEQ for the Vivo Energy Group said: “Safety is integral to our business and Vivo Energy’s long-term success in Africa.
We should all continue to learn to be safer and close any HSSEQ competence gaps. We can never be fully safe, and by encouraging a positive and learning approach will ensure we never become complacent about safety.”
He said in addition to employees sharing examples of how they were Learning to be Safer, each market had developed a programme of activities to remind their employees on how to focus on HSSEQ, culminating in physical and virtual events this week.
The Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr Kader Maiga said “our ultimate ambition is to achieve a world-class safety culture, where HSSEQ is fully integrated into the ways of working for all parties at Vivo Energy.
“Whilst safety is embedded across the company, our annual Safety Day provides a moment forall our teams to ensure we are doing everything we can to achieve our aim of ‘Goal Zero’ – no harm to people and minimising our impact on the environment.
“To this end, Vivo Energy Ghana, together with our contractors have worked for 4291 Days without any impact to People and environment as at End September 2022,” he explained.
Mr Maiga said Vivo Energy continues to work hard to achieve its HSSEQ goals in order to make continued progress towards its vision of becoming Africa’s most respected energy business.
BY TIMES REPORTER