28 receive certificates for completing training

Youth & Careers

TWENTY-EIGHT people who attended a two-week course on occupational health, safety and risks management were given certificates at the University of Technology last Saturday.
The training was organised by by the Department of Communication and Development for people in the industry.
Unitech’s head of communication and development Dr Garry Sali told participants that health and safety were important and should be address with diligence in work places.
“Safety and health are important issues (which) organisations need to be conscious of, and training must be provided to employees to equip them with effective and satisfactory safety measures at all times,” Sali said.
He said Unitech had been conducting the course every six months since 2010.
Dr Sali told participants that they were in a better position to identify hazards, manage risks and safety and prevent hazards for workers.
Bill Sunde Miname has been training people on occupational health and safety issues.
“Three key concepts of safety management system are input, process performance and output measures in any organisation or industry in the world.”
Input is about people, tools, control mechanisms and the place of work which organisations should prevent dangers.
Process performance involves tasks, actions, laws, regulations and standards governing an organisation in relation to safety, health and risks management of employees.
Output looks at results and production.
It costs a participant K6,500 to attend the two-week training held every six months.