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SHEQ Foundation Ghana
successfully organized the 2nd West African Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (WASHEQ) Conference, exhibition and
awards on the theme “Striving for HSE Excellence – Best Practices from the developing world.” The WASHEQ Conference,
Exhibition and Awards is an annual gathering of stakeholders in the area of Occupational Safety, Health, Environment and Quality
across industries to deliberate and learn best practices in SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality), to help reduce
workplace accident

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  • Communiqué from the 2nd WASHEQ CONFERENCE 2012 It was indeed a great success - It was immaculate Thanks for putting congratulations to the and very impressive. together such a entire team for a An excellent wonderful conference. good work done . performance for you I believe it will go and your team places. Ayekoo We should make it at least 2 daysWASHEQ 2012 ParticipantIng. Ben R Aniagyei, FGhIE, FIIRSM WASHEQ 2012 ParticipantMD, B.R.A. & Associates Limited John C K Otoo AIMSA, MBA, BSc OHS Manager , Damang Gold Mine WASHEQ 2012 Participant & Exhibitor Goldfields Ghassan Husseini MD, Safety Transport & Logistics
  • In collaboration with Ghana Chamber of Mines and the Department of Factories Inspectorate, SHEQ Foundation Ghanasuccessfully organized the 2nd West African Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (WASHEQ) Conference, exhibition andawards on the theme “Striving for HSE Excellence – Best Practices from the developing world.” The WASHEQ Conference,Exhibition and Awards is an annual gathering of stakeholders in the area of Occupational Safety, Health, Environment and Qualityacross industries to deliberate and learn best practices in SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality), to help reduceworkplace accidents.The conference was chaired by Mr Alfred Chinbuah, Newmont Health and Safety Manager, other notable speakers included theTema metropolitan Chief Inspector Mr Steve Lomotey who gave the keynote address,the MD of Jabulani Consultants, Nigeria,Daniel Anoff of Brown and Mason, London, HSE manager of VRA, Samuel Lamptey, Ghana, David Ofosu-Dorte, AB & David,Ghana and many more.The event was heavily patronized on LINKEDIN with a total of 170 people registering for the event. In total over 370 peopleattended representing 6 West African countries, the United states and the United Kingdom. Sectors that participated in the eventincluded power, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, mining, telecoms, oil and gas, marine and a host of Governmentagencies.In total 21 enthusiastic exhibitors took part in the event showcasing SHEQ products and best practices. The SMTS stand also helda raffle draw for 4 free Nebosh IGC courses worth GHC4,200 each and was worn by 2 Nigerians and 2 Ghanaians one being aSHEQ Foundation volunteer.There were 7 breakout sessions designed to empower HSE Advisors and managers covering varied topics including safetymanagement to prevent work place accidents, process safety in the oil and gas industry , Safety Videos based training etc. Therewere also presentations to all conference attendees on how to manage workplace stress, the UK health and safety regulatoryregime from an Ex inspector and The Legal Framework For Safety Standards In Physical Development and Related Matters. Thelast session before the awards ceremony was a round table session on the insurance industry informing participants what safetymeasures companies can take to result in smaller premiums.The awards ceremony of the conference saw various companies across West Africa receiving awards in different categories fortheir contribution to WASHEQ but also Occupational Health and Safety best practices in West Africa. Tullow Oil Ghana Ltdreceived the ultimate Platinum award, other award winners included Finsbury Heinz Ltd from Nigeria, Newmont Ghana Ltd, CaresGhana Ltd, Modec Ghana and AEL Mining Services. All these companies mentioned supported both WASHEQ 2011 and 2012and show their commitment in improving SHEQ Standards in the West African workplace. Tullow the diamond sponsor of the eventalso provided USBs containing presentations given and other training material including Tullow safety rules, torches and stress ballsto all participants.SHEQ Foundation also launched the SHEQ Passport scheme which is currently being piloted in Ghana in collaboration withvarious industries to ensure that workers and various sub contractors engaged by companies will understand the basic principlesrelating to Safety, Health, Environment and Quality. Participants were able to buy the SHEQ Passport book which covers theexaminable material considered necessary for the award of the SHEQ Passport. Participants who would like to be assessed to beawarded a SHEQ passport should contact the SHEQ Foundation executive secretary on admin@sheqfoundation.org.The SHEQ Foundation executive secretary, Richard Darko called on management of institutions to adopt deliberate policies toensure accident free environment for workers. Actions that promoted work place safety allowed for the achievement oforganizational goals for the long- term benefit of the institutions. He encouraged managers to always be prepared to take proactivemeasures to reduce workplace accidents.The projected growth of the conference is credited to outstanding speakers, informative and useful breakout sessions, exhibitors,and the opportunity to learn from – and network with – international and national safety experts in the industry. The event wascovered by the Daily Graphic, CITIFM, Ghana News Agency and Metro TV.The next opportunity to attend WASHEQ will be in August 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria. Make plans now to attend! For moredetailed information about the 2013 conference, please visit www.sheqfoundaton.org .
  • Pictures from the event ( presenters, participants, sponsors, awardees and exhibitors)
  • FEEDBACK FROM EVENT Whole Event Keynote Presentations 60 60 40 40Percentage Percentage 20 20 0 0 Opinion Opinion Workshops Venue Percentage 60 80 40 60 40 Percentage 20 20 0 0 Opinion Opinion Food & Refreshments Organisation on the day Percentage 60 50 Percentage 40 100 30 20 10 0 0 Opinion Opinion
  • Did you miss the event, well Renegade have uploaded a short video and someparticipants are dancing in their chairs.. I think that was during the presentation bythe safety comedian on stress...well done Jamuihttp://youtu.be/rB6qwZJyy24Also some pictures can be found herewww.facebook.com/sheqgh do well to tag yourselfFor those of you are not facebook fans pictures will be uploaded to thesheqfoundation website in Oct 2012, are website is www.sheqfoundation.org.For those of you who did not receive a USB all presentation will be uploaded toour website by Oct 2012.Finally if you missed out on buying a SHEQPassport book please contactadmin@sheqfoundation.org for a copy is only15ghc.Assessment centres will be opened in Q12013 for an assessment to receive your SHEQPassport card similar to the driving license,this will show the modules you have studied,have your picture and an assessment numberwhich your employer can contact us to verify.For more information on SHEQ PASSPORTSplease visit our websitewww.sheqfoundation.org