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Safety Takes Top Priority

Safety takes a top priority at Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH). One of New Zealand’s top trainers in roading industry safety is in Fiji for a week to address safety in
11 Apr 2015 11:52
Safety Takes Top Priority
Eddie Mee of one of the Fulton Hogan New Zealand (left), shows a staff the proper way to handle a chainsaw during a safety awareness, traffic control management and chainsaw safety training.

Safety takes a top priority at Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH).

One of New Zealand’s top trainers in roading industry safety is in Fiji for a week to address safety in the workplace for the company’s employees.

Eddie Mee, of Fulton Hogan New Zealand, is conducting capacity building workshops in Safety Awareness, Traffic Control Management and Chainsaw Safety. He brings more than 45 years practical roadwork’s experience as well as some 10 years as a trainer to this role.

Approximately 300 FHH employees will benefit from these safety courses being conducted in Suva for the Central/Eastern staff and in Labasa and Savusavu for the Northern Division employees.

The company is working closely with the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) to ensure that proper safety measures are practiced by all of FHH employees.

Mr Mee is no stranger to Fiji and the Pacific, being involved in airport overlay and extension work, both at Nadi in 1983 and at various airports around the region.

More recently, he was involved in the induction training of the Fulton Hogan Hiways employees in December 2012, prior to the start-up of the Joint Venture of the two companies in 2013. He has returned at least twice a year since then to assist with special sealing projects and knowledge transfer for the local staff.

“I am impressed with the level of competence the local guys are showing,” said Mr Mee.

“There has been a huge improvement from those first days back in 2012 and it is showing in their work on the roads.”

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