LTWP celebrated the 2020 World Day for Safety and Health at Work against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The day, set aside by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is observed on the 28th of April each year and seeks to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.
At LTWP, we recognize our responsibility as an employer and as a family to create an environment that is safe, in line with local and international laws and our core values to promote the health and safety of our colleagues.
To date, we are proud to have created and instilled a culture of safety and responsibility for ourselves and others among our colleagues and different contractors with whom we work closely. We are aware that safety is first and foremost an individual responsibility and are proud of our track record of ensuring the health and safety of all our stakeholders since inception.
This year, our celebrations involved recognizing the achievements of the Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Department which was established in January 2018. The department has put in place policies and procedures that have resulted in a safer work environment, as well as spearheaded the institution of a safety culture within the organisation.
Looking ahead and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the celebrations was on how to ensure the health and safety of colleagues in the pandemic, and preparedness for other global pandemics that may arise. We recognize the need to constantly learn and adapt and focus on infectious diseases in the workplace.
We have done well as an organisation in establishing and maintaining world class standards with regard to occupational health and safety at the wind farm. As we move forward, this standard will continue to be tested by national and global events and our commitment to the health and safety of our colleagues, stakeholders, partners and contractors will remain paramount.