NATION

OHS, First Aid Training For Teachers

405 teachers from Nadi, Lautoka and Yasawa were presented with certificates and commended for the training sessions they had attended as part of the Occupational Health and Safety and First
08 Feb 2016 10:30
OHS, First Aid Training For Teachers
Teachers present at the OHS and first aid awards presentation for Western teachers at Nadi Sangam Primary School yeaterday. Photo: Kathrin krishna

405 teachers from Nadi, Lautoka and Yasawa were presented with certificates and commended for the training sessions they had attended as part of the Occupational Health and Safety and First Aid training

 

Two-thousand two hundred more teachers from the Central and Southern divisions will undergo Occupational Health and Safety and first aid training sessions this year.

This was revealed by the National Trainer for OHS and first aid, Veer Chand, at the OHS and first aid awards presentation for Western teachers at Nadi Sangam Primary School in Nadi last Saturday.

“This year, according to the annual Occupational Health and Safety and elementary First Aid training year planner in Fiji, we will train another 2200 teachers covering more districts,” Mr Chand said.

“The main focus areas would be Rakiraki, Nadroga/Navosa, Taveuni, Nabouwalu, Bua, Savusavu, Labasa, Nadogo and Navua areas.”

He mentioned that previously the professional development unit staff had covered other districts.

“The Professional Development staffs have already conducted similar training sessions in Ba, Tavua, Nadarivatu, Nadi, Lautoka, Yasawa, Suva, Savusavu and Labasa.”

 

Teachers commended for training

Meanwhile, 405 teachers from schools in Nadi, Lautoka and Yasawa were presented with certificates and commended for the training sessions they had attended as part of the Occupational Health and Safety and First Aid training.

Minister for Education, Heritage, and Arts Mahendra Reddy mentioned that the skills and knowledge acquired by the teachers will definitely benefit them in schools and outside the workplace.

“OHS and first aid training is important given the kinds of issues we are facing at workplace and outside the workplace,” Mr Reddy said.

The minister also said the training was an initiative of the ministry to educate teachers generally on safety measures.

“Continuous education is one of the key functions of Ministry of Education and we are adapting to ensure that we remain current in the ever changing global market,” he said.

“We have decided that a more efficient way of tackling the issue of educating our children in regards to OHS and first aid is to educate our teachers first.”

Some 780 teachers from 250 schools in Fiji had already undergone this training last year.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback: kathrin.krishna@fijisun.com.fj



Fijisun Ad Space


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Total Energies
For All Fiji Sun Advertising
Fijisun E-edition
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper