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Vinlec holds safety week

Vinlec holds safety week

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Seminars, exhibitions, drills and competitions were the focus last week, as the staff of the St. Vincent Electricity Company (VINLEC) observed their annual Safety Week.{{more}}

Under the theme ‘Together we foster a health and safety culture’, the week of activities culminated last week Friday with a seminar on housekeeping, waste management and accident prevention.

On Monday, October 13th, the company launched the week with a special ceremony at their Cane Hall plant, which saw senior management, members of the Board of Directors and staff members coming together for a brief thanksgiving ceremony.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Roger Duncan also addressed the group on Monday. Duncan stressed that being healthy is not only being free of disease, but also a total physical, mental, social and psychological state of well-being, which contributes to safety in the workplace.

Inga Jackson, winner of the poetry competition

He urged the members of staff to avoid unsafe acts, in an effort to prevent unnecessary accidents.

The opening was topped off with a health and safety competition, featuring poetry and singing from members of staff.

The poetry competition was won by the duo of Jules Anthony and Inga Jackson, while Kenroy Richardson was the winner of the singing competition.

Winner of the song competition, Kenroy Richardson

Other events that were scheduled to take place throughout the week included a safety exhibition at the company’s headquarters in Paul’s Avenue, fire drills, fire safety practical sessions, health checks and seminars on driving safety and insurance and risk assessment and safety audits.(JJ)