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Applied Sciences organize SHE short training

News   Chapter Banda   January 29, 2019
PIC: Some of the participants during the training
The Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Polytechnic, organized a one-week short course training of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (SHE).

The training aimed at equipping participants with skills that will help them to improve safety in their work places.

The course which took place from 21st to 25th January, 2019 attracted some quarters of the corporate world. 

The participants had an opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and know new things as the training covered variety of topics that explained SHE in details. 

According to the organizer and a Senior lecturer in the Department of Environment Health, Save Kumwenda, they organized the training because there is a high demand of SHE courses. This is the case due to the rapid growth of industries and the need to maintain health work-force.

“As the Faculty of Applied Sciences, we thought it wise to conduct this short course in order to equip our participants with skills that will help them identify, evaluate, prevent and control hazards hence maintaining safety and health in their working places,” Kumwenda explained.

One of the facilitators of the program who is also a lecturer in the Department of Physics and Biochemical Sciences, Daniel Chirembo said the training was important for the participants. He further said, it will help them to implement SHE systems in their working places hence helping the company to be productive.

“For any company to be competitive in nature, it needs Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) systems. This training will help the participants to implement SHE systems in their respective work places. As they have learned what is required in accordance with International Organization for Standardization,” Chirembo said.

He further added that the Malawi government should not run away from SHE systems if it wants to compete globally.

Ken Kasasi who participated in the short course training said he has upgraded his knowledge on health and safety.

“This short course was effective as I have been introduced to new things that I did not know. For instance, issues to do with toxicology and how dangerous chemicals are if we do not handle them carefully, “he said.

At the end of training the participants were issued certificates of course completion.

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