AMSCO organises training on height and rescue

AFRICAN Management Services Campany (AMSCO), has begun a two-week intensive training programme on safety for major players and workers in the telecom industry.

The training, which is the first of a series of planned training to be rolled out, has been titled: "Work Safe, Work Smart".

It is being organise with significant support from Services and Technologies for Africa (S&TA) and Eaton Towers.

During the period, the two critical modules of working at heights and rescue would be rolled out to riggers, technicians and project managers of the industry, till all 216 training seats have been filled.

Certification is being done by international industry experts – Latchways Fall Arrest System from South Africa.

A total of 15 telecom companies have signed on so far for the training. AMSCO is the implementing orgnisation of the African Training management Services AATMS), a regional project of the UNDP, with the International Finance Corporation (The World Bank Group) acting as the executing agent and the African Development Bank playing the role of Regional Co-ordinator.

ATMS and AMSCO have been working tirelessly for 20 years to assist African enterprises un becoming globally competitive, profitable and sustainable through the reinforcement of their human capital. Mrs Audrey Mensah, on behalf of the AMSCO Regional Manager – Mr Mohammed Ky, commended the participating companies for showing their commitment to safety issues and industry regulations.

She encouraged the workers who had been sponsored for the training to endevour to optimally use the skills and knowledge to be acquired in order to avoid the occurance of accidents at the workplace.

The Director for Special Programmers at the National Communications Authority, Major Owusu Adansi (Retd), underscored the need for this training on safety, which he said, was long overdue.

Commending AMSCO for the initiative, he highlighted other equally critical safety areas to be considered in subsequent training programmes.

Ms Mary-Jean Moyo, the Counrty Manger of IFC, expressed her satisfaction at the demonstration of respect for environmental standards and safety regulations by the good turn-out of telecom companies present.

Also patting AMSCO on the back, she encouraged the participation of women workers as well in such training programmes.

Ms Theodora Acquah, the Senior Capacity Development Officer for the region, expressed AMSCO's appreciation for the encouraging response received to the call to attend the training.

Given AMSCO's mandate to drive the developemtn agenda in Africa through training and expertise transfer, she hinted that AMSCO would keep carrying out high level analysis to target the right audiences and deliver the needed training since this indeed was the blue print needed by the various sectors on their journeys to become recognosed international players.

The training effectively took off with the first batch of 25 riggers and technicians from five companies.

The trained workers expressed great satifaction with the training, as they felt more capable and more confident about climbing and working on towers in the prescribed manner in order to avoid accidents while at work.

- Daily Graphic, Monday, July 18, 2011

AMSCO equips telecoms officials

African Management Services Company (AMSCO) has held a safety training programme for officials in the telecoms industry, aimed at equipping officials for global competition through the reinforcement of human capital development.

The two-week training programme under the theme 'Work Safe, Work Smart", being organised with support from Services and Technologies for Africa (S&TA) and Eaton Towers, has certifcation from Latchways Fall Arrest Systems from South Africa.

The first batch of 25 technicians from five telecommunications companies in the country were given intensive theoretical and practical sessions focusing on critical moduals of working at height and rescue procedures.

Major Rtd Owusu Adansi, Director for Special programmes, Nationak Communications Authority speaking at the opening ceremony in Accra, underscored the need for training on safety for workforces in the telecoms industry. Mrs. Audrey Menssh, AMSCO, commended the participating companies for showing their commitment toward safety issues and industry regulations.

She encouraged participants to endeavour to optimally use the acquired skills and knowledge to avoid the occurance of accidents at the workplace.

Ms. Therodora Acquah, the Aenior Capacity Development Officer for the region, expressed AMSCO's appreciation for the encouraging response received form the call to attend this training.

"Given AMSCO's mandate to drive the development agenda and expertise transfer, AMSCO will keep carrying out high level need-analysis to target the right audiences and deliver the needed training, since this indeed is the blueprint needed by the carious sectors on their jouney to becoming recognised international players, "Ms. Acquah remarked.

- Business & Financial Times (Ekow Essabra-Mensah)
Monday, July 11, 2011