As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), a leading indigenous integrated oilfield service company, RusselSmith Nigeria, recently launched its Junior Safety Rangers Programme for safety awareness aimed at teaching students the basic principles of health and safety and encouraging them to spread those positive safety values among their peers and families. When established, members of Junior Safety Rangers clubs at various schools 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.
Vice President, Organisational Performance Management, RusselSmith, Funke Holloway, noted, “The need to impact safety principles on 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.”
Head Teacher, Chrisland Schools, Mrs. Georgenia Azike, also noted, “RusselSmith’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.”
In over 11 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 three 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 RusselSmith’s 2017 Safety Week activities of the company, which is geared towards creating awareness of health, safety and the environment among members of the organisation and the immediate community.