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Staff Members Start Back To Work Safety Training

More than 400 work­ers of Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) and selected subcontractors took part in the company’s Back to Work Safety Training, held simultaneously at Samabula, Rewa and Savusavu Depots.
17 Jan 2018 10:04
Staff Members Start Back To Work Safety Training
The Fulton Hogan Hiways Savusavu crew assemble before the start of the back to work safety training day programme. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways

More than 400 work­ers of Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) and selected subcontractors took part in the company’s Back to Work Safety Training, held simultaneously at Samabula, Rewa and Savusavu Depots.

FHH manager health and safe­ty John Tinsley said it was im­portant after coming back from a holiday break, that workers “refresh and refocus them­selves on basic safety rules, procedures and hazards of our work.”

“Upgrading and maintaining roads carries a lot of risks and potential hazards, and so our First Day Back to Safety Train­ing initiative ensures that we do not take safety for granted in everything we do,” said Mr Tinsley.

The day–long event covered refresher training in five key risk areas – emergency first aid, temporary traffic manage­ment, vehicle load security, fa­tigue prevention and a session with the Fiji Independent Com­mission Against Corruption (FICAC).

Workers were divided into groups of 20 to 30, alternating between the five different risk areas, with each session taking up to 20 minutes.

At the completion of the training activities all vehicles, safety and Personal Protec­tive Equipment (PPE) were checked to ensure all were in good condition prior to the start of work.

Mr Tinsley said while their Fiji operation’s Injury Fre­quency Rate was lower than that of their parent company in New Zealand and Australia, there are still areas that can be improved.

“Despite that, we still did not achieve our goal of zero harm in 2017 because of a few injury incidents during the year, with the most recent happening in late December, reminding us that safety is every worker’s re­sponsibility,” he said.

“As a team, safety remains our top priority with zero harm our ultimate goal for 2018.”

Fulton Hogan Hiways

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