GOIL has held a 2-day training program for over 100 station supervisors and national service personnel at the Ghana National Fire Academy & Training School at Korle Gonno in Accra.
The programme was held on Wednesday and Thursday September, 9 and 10, 2015.
Opening the training programme, Managing Director of GOIL, Mr. Patrick Akorli said, GOIL will continue to implement, maintain and improve companywide quality management system based on ISO 9001 requirement.
“Our quality policy statement shall be achieved by active involvement of our professionally qualified, highly-skilled, well trained and motivated staff. It is against this backdrop that this training program is being held to enable our staff to deliver their duties safely,” he said.
The Director of Operations of Ghana National Fire Service W.J. Mensah expressed delight that GOIL has taken the important step to provide fire training for its workers and urged other Oil Marketing Companies to emulate the shining example.
The training program was attended by Ebenezer Simpson, Commandant-Ghana National Fire Academy & Training School, Health, Safety & Environment Manager of GOIL, Mr. Kofi Nyarko, Zonal Manager-South, Mr. Marcus Dakeh, Compliance Manager, Mr. Joseph Adongo and other top management officials from GOIL.
The participants were taken through response to incidents, safe discharge of products, and important use of safety gears, ie, safety boots, gloves, nose masks, goggles and the proper handling of fire extinguishers.