Health and Safety Priority for Columbus
Early Saturday morning, when most Barbadians were sleeping, the Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Ltd (FLOW and CBS) team could be seen hiking over the hills of St Andrew’s East Coast as the company’s Health and Safety activities continues.
Vice President of sales, marketing, and communications, Shelly Ann Hee Chung said, “Telecommunications is a very fast paced market with high pressure and the Columbus Team works extremely hard. This is why we want to make sure that everyone is healthy and has a safe environment to work in. We genuinely care about our staff. If they are not well, neither is our company.”
As the week of activities comes to a close on Sunday 28th, 2014, the Columbus team will end Health and Safety Week by participating in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Pedal for Purpose in celebration of World Heart Day.
Human Resources Manager, Paula Walcott stated that “Health and Safety needs to be at the forefront of all company policies, employees do have a mandate to show up and produce and we, as managers, need to ensure that our team has a safe environment, the correct tools and enough information needed to properly take care of themselves, be healthy and excel.”
Columbus’ Health and Safety Week began last Sunday, September 20th, 2014 when staff kick started it all with an early morning beach clean-up at Foul Bay, St Philip, which coincided with the CYEN International Coastal Clean-Up, were they collected close to 300 pounds of waste. The week continued with fitness sessions, as well as health, nutritional and work safety tips and sessions.