As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), a leading indigenous integrated oilfield service company, RusselSmith Nigeria recently launched the Junior Safety Rangers Programme, a safety awareness programme aimed to teach students the basic principles of health and safety, and encourages them to spread those positive safety values among their peers and families.
The programme works by establishing Junior Safety Rangers clubs at various schools who will be periodically trained on the principles of being safety conscious in all they do.
At the launch of the first Junior Safety Rangers club, which took place at Chrisland Schools, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos, the students were taught on the ideals of becoming a safety ranger by being safety champions both at home and at school.
At the occasion, Funke Holloway, VP Organisational Performance Management, RusselSmith, noted that â€œthe need to impact safety principles to young minds is important because they need to be safety conscious to circumvent avoidable accidents and mishaps. Safety is very important for survival and should be regularly taught in schools to enable children develop responsible attitudes towards their lives and environment.â€
Mrs. Georgenia Azike, Head Teacher, Chrisland Schools, commented that â€œRusselSmithâ€™s Junior Safety Rangers Programme is a good initiative because the students have been taught everyday living tips and safety which is very important to their growth and development, thereby protecting themselves and the environment.â€
In over eleven years of its operations, RusselSmith has continually blazed the trail as a leader in safety. One of such achievements is the commendable safety record of 3 million man-hours in its operations with zero Loss Time Incidents (LTI). RusselSmith continues to deliver excellent service in its three main business divisions; Aerial Inspection Services, Topside Asset Integrity Management Services and Subsea Asset Integrity Management Services.
The programme forms part of RusselSmithâ€™s 2017 Safety Week activities of the company, which is geared towards creating awareness of health, safety and environment among members of the organisation and the immediate community.