Gender Smart Safety programme ‘a success’


THERE was overwhelming interest in the Gender Smart Safety programme amongst female employees of Ramu NiCo Management’s Basamuk refinery following an awareness session there last Thursday.
Gender Smart Safety is an initiative of the Business Council for Women that helps to improve the safety of women in the workforce.
Gender Smart Safety now has tools available to help business make their work places safer for women.
Moreover, Gender Smart Safety solutions are tailor-made for PNG businesses.
National and international experts as well as more than 20 PNG businesses from diverse industries had helped develop these best practice resources.
The female employees of the Basamuk refinery who attended the awareness were from the health, safety and environment (HSE) department, administration plus two representative from Raibus Catering Company.
Ramu NiCo HSE Assurance Manager, Bernice Suma said for her it was an eye-opener for female employees and therefore, it was important that Ramu NiCo considered the Gender Smart Safety solutions.
Senior process plant managers, superintendents and representatives from various departments at the refinery also attended the awareness session.

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