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Vivo Energy Ghana Commemorates Safety Day

By: Graphic Business
Winners of the safety day quiz with the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr Ben Hassan Ouattara
Winners of the safety day quiz with the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr Ben Hassan Ouattara

Vivo Energy, the leading pan-African distributor and retailer of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has held its annual Safety Day across the whole company, reinforcing the importance of Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) at Vivo Energy.
Safety Day is an opportunity for all employees and contractors at Vivo Energy to refocus on the importance of HSSE.

The theme of this year’s event: “Safety: Why it matters to me”, invited employees, contractors and partners to express why safety mattered to them, focusing on personal testimonials on why they felt safety was important. 

In addition to the testimonials, Safety Day activity included townhall meetings, safety education courses, on-site safety inspections and team quizzes.

The company’s ultimate ambition is to achieve a world-class safety culture, where HSSE is fully integrated into the ways of working for all parties at
Grant Bairstow, Head of HSSE for the Vivo Energy Group said: “Safety is an integral and essential part of everything we do at Vivo Energy and remains an absolute priority across the business for our staff and contractors. 

Whilst safety is embedded across the company our annual Safety Day provides a moment for all our teams to stop; reflect on why safety matters to them; and ensure we are doing everything we can to achieve our aim of ‘Goal Zero’ – no harm to people and minimising our impact on the environment.

In Ghana, Vivo Energy employees and contractors engaged in a retail and contractor sites inspections, crisis simulation, town hall meetings and school road safety programme to highlight the importance of safety. 

The Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara encouraged staff to uphold high safety standards at the workplace, home and everywhere they find themselves.

Bairstow concluded: “Vivo Energy has a very strong safety record, but we can always do more and we must never become complacent. We have successfully adopted a proactive culture of safety and are proud of our strong Total Recordable Case Frequency of 0.19 incidents per million exposure hours in 2018.  We continue to work hard to achieve our HSSE goals in order to make continued progress to become Africa’s most respected energy business.”

Vivo Energy
Vivo Energy operates and markets its products in countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa. The Group has a network of over 2,100 service stations in 23 countries operating under the Shell and Engen brands and exports lubricants to a number of other African countries.

Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops, restaurants and other non-fuel services.

It provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, construction, power, transport, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers under the Vitol Aviation brand.

The Company employs around 2,700 people and has access to over 1,000,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. The Group’s joint venture, Shell and Vivo Lubricants B.V., sources, blends, packages and supplies Shell-branded lubricants at plants in six countries.