Guyana: Labour Ministry updates on Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Service’s participation in Training workshop
Guyana: Labour Ministry updates on Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Service’s participation in Training workshop || Picture Courtesy: Ministry of Labour - Guyana (Facebook)
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Georgetown, Guyana: The Ministry of Labour of Guyana recently mentioned about the participation of the Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Service (CAMS) in the six-day Joint Workplace Safety and Health Committee Training.

The Guyanese Ministry outlined, through social media, that several employees from the Caribbean Aviation Maintenance Services (CAMS) are currently participating in a six-day, four-hour Joint Workplace Safety and Health Committee Training Programme facilitated by the Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Department.

According to the update shared by the Ministry, the participants will also be educated about National Insurance Scheme (NIS) benefits and the legal requirement to report all workplace accidents/diseases to NIS, as well as the Guyana Fire Service (GFS).

The programme aims to train and prepare members of the Joint Workplace Safety and Health Committee to carry out their mandate in the workplace, as required by Chapter 99:06 of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act.

According to the update, it aims to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and maintain safe work systems and practices, thereby minimising or eliminating workplace accidents.

This includes allowing participants to demonstrate an awareness of their roles and responsibilities as Joint Workplace Safety Committee representatives.

It was informed that the candidates undergoing the workshop will be certificated for around two years.

“Participants can also undertake workplace inspections and accident investigations, as well as implement techniques to control and/or remove hazards in their own workplaces. The workplace and the participants would be certified for two years,” the Ministry outlined through official social media accounts.

As per the reports, the workshop is being led by Ms Johana Vaughn, Ms Neza King, and Mr Darwin Bourne, Occupational Safety and Health Officers of the Ministry of Labour, as well as Mr Dane Chesney, Training Officer of NIS.

The Labour Ministry, along with the Board of Industrial Training (BIT), is known to organise such certificate workshops. It is anticipated that such training and workshops are important to develop skills and will help the eligible youth to develop all-important expertise in a particular field.