Puma Energy, a global integrated mid and downstream energy company with focus on Ghana, has expressed its readiness to enhance road safety knowledge of drivers of its transporter companies through a series of road safety quizzes.
Through these quizzes, numerous drivers from the participating Transporter companies – namely S.O. Frimpong, J. K. Ahiadome, J. K. Horgle and Riet – gained in-depth knowledge on how to keep both themselves and others safe on the road while driving.
First, second and third place winners for each of the four transporters, received gift packages and loaded shopping vouchers to encourage them to diligently learn safe road behaviour and put this into practice.
Speaking at the recent event, the Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Community Manager (HSSEC) for Puma Energy, Gideon Owusu Brogya, indicated that upholding safety standards along all aspects of the supply chain is critical for Puma Energy.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Riet Transport, Godwin Tamakloe, said: “The Transporter Driver Quiz is a very laudable initiative from Puma Energy, and the best we have seen in a while from an oil marketing company. Since the inception of the quiz, I have seen marked improvement in the safety awareness of our drivers ostensibly because of the resources Puma Energy is providing as awards.”
On his part, Managing Director of J. K. Horgle Transport and Company Limited, Joseph K. Horgle, added that such investment in the drivers is key.
“Investing in the drivers who are in the front line of logistics and transport operations management is key to ensuring safety and efficiency. I therefore welcome any investment in driver training and support the efforts of Puma Energy in this direction,” said Mr. Horgle.
General Manager of J.K. Ahiadome Transport & Company Limited, Stanley Owusu Asamoah, said, “This initiative taken by Puma Energy will, in the view of JKAT management, go a long way to improve safety on our roads. By stimulating a desire for in-depth knowledge of the road two signs, attitudes of the Bulk Vehicle Operators towards road safety will be improved, thereby helping to ensure incident-free operations.”
On his part, Randy Obeng Frimpong, Director of Internal Controls and HSSE for S. O. Frimpong Transport Limited, lauded the Puma Energy initiative for the tremendous work of the drivers in line with the ultimate goal of the industry which is to keep drivers and products safe.