Dominica Electricity Services Limited (DOMLEC) has launched a number of activities in observance of Health and Safety Month celebrated in May under the theme: “The safe way is the best way.”
Health and Safety has always been of great importance to the company.
“Among the activities to be celebrated throughout the month, on Friday [6th May] we are welcoming employees to join the Health and Safety team as we continue to ensure that our employees are safe during safety operations,” Health and Safety Officer, Brandon Henry said while addressing the opening ceremony of Health and Safety Month on Wednesday.
He continued, “It is an opportunity to enhance your skills in the area of hazard recognition, risk quantification and to ensure that controls are properly applied throughout the activities which are being undertaken.”
Henry said on Monday 9th May and every other Monday the focus will be on health.
“The day will be dedicated to Water Day where we will be encouraging and promoting the consumption of water, ensuring that persons demonstrate and share different ways in which water can be consumed,” he explained.
According to Henry, Monday, May 16 will be fruit day.
“On May 23rd, we will be promoting exercise, healthy walking and we will be measuring that by your step count,” he said. “And to close the calendar we will have a health walk to the Roseau Valley as we help to promote health and safety.”
From Monday the 9th to Friday the 13th , according to the DOMLEC Health and Safety Officer, the company will be promoting department safety initiatives “where departments will not only take the initiative to ensure that their staff is safe, but to ensure that company is a safer place to be.”
He said on Thursdays, which have been designated as Quiz Day, employees will be given the opportunity to win small tokens of appreciation.
Henry also revealed that throughout Health and Safety month, DOMLEC will be visiting various schools on the island to educate students on the importance of safety and present them with the opportunity to interact with the employees of DOMLEC.