Guinness Ghana Breweries : NADMO test Guinness Ghana's emergency responsiveness.

 
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), on Tuesday conducted an emergency response simulation exercise at the Achimota premises of Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) to test the disaster and emergency responsiveness of the company.
The 30 minutes exercise, which formed part of GGBLs Zero Harm safety agenda, involved officials from Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Ghana Police Service and National Ambulance Service.At exactly 1015 hours, the fire alarms in the brewery went off triggering a chain of events involving the management, employees and the disaster management organisations response to the staged crisis.Mr Henry Ametefe, Deputy National Coordinator in charge of Operations, NADMO expressed the need for companies to validate their corporate emergency plans to combat emergency cases.

It is important to put adequate measures in place to combat emergencies than wait for it to come before you start fighting it, he added.Mr Ametefe said the recent fire outbreak in parts of the country had cost billions of cedis and emphasised the need for each and every one to be conscious of safety measures to curtail reoccurrence of such disasters.Mr Samuel Offei Adade, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, GNFS advised workers to response briskly to emergency alarms to avoid casualties.He noted that factories like GGBL have a lot of chemicals, which could cause explosion and advised the workers and visitors to walk briskly to the evacuation points for safe rescue, in case of emergency.

Mr Koranteng Abrokwa, National Director of Training, NADMO, said GGBL is one of the few companies in Ghana that had a thorough response plan in place to handle emergencies.The results and response time from the simulation shows that GGBL is conscious of the safety of its employees, clientele, neighbours and the general public. This speaks broadly to the total quality assurance of this company, he added.Ms Preba Greenstreet, Corporate Relations Director, GGBL expressed appreciation to their partners for the success of the exercise.

At GGBL, safety is our number one priority and through our Zero Harm agenda, we are committed to ensuring that all our employees go home safe every day, she said.Mr Andrews Jones, Director of Production and Supplies, GGBL said though the company is not praying for emergency, the exercise had prepared the personnel for such eventualities. GNA

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