Ascendant Commemorates World Safety Day

April 28, 2017

This morning [April 28], Ascendant Group held a commemorative ceremony in honour of World Day for Safety & Health at Work, with the ceremony including a wreath laying and minute of silence to honour the 17 BELCO employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty since BELCO’s inception.

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The Ceremony included welcoming remarks from Jessica McClure, BELCO’s Manager, Occupational Health, Safety & Environment and Denton Williams, COO of BELCO and SVP of Ascendant Group Limited, a keynote speech from Minister of Health & Seniors, Jeanne Atherden, and a wreath laying, prayer and minute of silence to honour the 17 BELCO employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty since BELCO’s inception.

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The Ceremony concluded with a Rope Rescue Demonstration by BELCO’s Rope Rescue, the only certified rope rescue team in Bermuda.

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Today completes Ascendant’s 2017 OHSE [Occupational Health, Safety & Environment] & Wellness Week, which ran all week [April 24–28] and included daily health, safety and environmental activities for the employees of the Ascendant Group companies including:

  • Launch of an occupational health & safety survey for employees;
  • In celebration of Earth Day, employees had the opportunity to attend Bluebird Box building workshops at the National Trust;
  • An OHSE Jeopardy competition was held including the following categories: safety moments, fire safety, acronyms, tree hugger and Ascendant trivia;
  • Wellness Fair on Thursday from 10am – 2pm for all employees that included representatives from organisations involved in health and well-being related products and services.
  • Denim Day fundraiser in aid of Age Concern
  • Today’s Commemorative Ceremony of World Day for Safety & Health at Work
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