Muscat: Jotun Paints, one of the world’s leading paint manufacturers, recently conducted a Health, Safety and Environment training day for all its employees in the Sultanate.
Jotun Paints Oman organized the HSE training day on the 10th of December, 2019. All of Jotun’s employees attended the event with General Manager Mr. Per Morten Aarvold delivering the opening speech. The various courses employees were trained in were Firefighting Training, Rescue and First Aid Training as well as Personnel Protective Equipment Training.
In order to improve the knowledge and awareness of fire safety rules and to enable employees to react to such emergencies, Jotun’s HSE department invited the Public Authority of Civil Defense and Ambulance services (PACDA) to conduct training sessions on the same. Employees were trained and then tested in various fire related emergency scenarios like triggering the fire alarm, onsite rescues, firefighting, treating the wounded and transporting rescues from dangerous locations to the ambulance.
First Aid and life-saving skills were also taught to employees as part of the HSE training day. With a hands-on practical approach to various emergencies like choking and heatstroke to administering CPR and wound treatment, the staff at Jotun Oman learned a range of important skills not only needed during emergencies, but which also can be used in day-to-day life.
As part of the practical approach to the HSE training, a few emergency scenarios were staged in real-time in which employees were made to follow the emergency protocols that they had learnt all whilst using the right protective equipment. The practical based approach also helped in improving the staff’s decision making during emergencies. On the whole, all of the employees in attendance learnt priceless lessons and gained important skills required to ensure a safer work environment for everyone at Jotun Oman.
Speaking about the HSE training for employees, a spokesperson at Jotun said, “The HSE training held at Jotun for its employees will not only reduce accidents and injuries but will also help increase productivity levels and better the communication skills of the staff. Employee training in health and safety is invaluable as it educates staff on the various hazards in the workplace and how to manage them. Thanks to PACDA and its contribution to the HSE and emergency preparedness training, our employees have benefited in many ways. On the whole, with the HSE training, Jotun Oman has ensured a more productive, efficient, safer and happier workplace for all its employees.”