Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has held its annual Safety Day across the country to reinforce the importance of Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality (HSSEQ) at Vivo Energy.
Safety Day is an opportunity for all employees and contractors at Vivo Energy to refocus on the importance of HSSEQ.
This year’s event dubbed “Competent + Prepared = Safer” invited colleagues to record examples of visible safety leadership they had experienced across the business.
More than 1,200 entries were submitted across a range of categories, including the environment, health, product quality, reputation, safety and security.
The leading examples of safety improvement in each of these categories had been showcased and shared across the Group, to encourage replication of this best practice.
The Head of HSSEQ for Vivo Energy Group, Mr Grant Bairstow, said “Safety is integral to our business and Vivo Energy’s long-term success in Africa. I am delighted to report we have continued to perform well against all of our key HSSEQ indicators this year.”
He said in addition to employees sharing examples of visible safety leadership, each market had developed a programme of activities to remind their employees to focus on HSSEQ, culminating in physical and virtual events this week.
The Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr Ben Hassan Ouattara, stated that their ultimate ambition was to achieve a world-class safety culture, where HSSEQ would be fully integrated into their ways of working for all staff and Contractors at Vivo Energy.
He said whilst safety was embedded across the company, their annual Safety Day provided a moment for all the employees to ensure they were doing everything they could to achieve the aim of ‘Goal Zero’ no harm to people and minimising the impact on the environment.
“All Class of Business/ Function and Contractors work activities have been risk assessed, effective controls and barriers are in place and being managed by our safety critical persons, for a safe working condition for all,” he added.
Vivo Energy Ghana was adjudged the winner of the Positive Safety Observation, Reputation Award Category with its STOP, THINK & DRIVE road safety campaign in partnership with its Transporters and the National Road Safety Authority.
The campaign is aimed at improving road safety consciousness among high risk commercial drivers and motorcyclists to provide safer transport services to commuters.
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.
Pix: Vivo Safety 1 & 2/samba/27/2021
Caption: 1 Mr Ben Hassan Quattara (fourth from left) with some employees marking this year’s safety day.
Vivi Energy, Ghana winners of 2021 positive safety observations, reputation award categy.
BY TIMES REPORTER