Hedcor says ‘safety is a serious business’

With conviction, Rene Ronquillo President and COO of Hedcor compelled his teammates to aim for zero accident at all times saying, “Safety is a serious business.”

In the recently concluded annual Safety and Skills Day, importance of safety was reinforced and technical skills were tested through friendly competition.

Joined by Red Cross, Bureau of Fire Protection and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Safety and Skills Day was full of action covering safety and emergency preparedness activities such as fire fighting, basic life support, bandaging and emergency transport.

Simultaneously, technical skills allowing each member to showcase their talents were also given priority in the field of driving, welding, electrical wiring, problem solving and even quiz bee.

“I urge everyone to be alert always and observe safety precautions efficiently in and outside the workplace”, added Ronquillo.

To further emphasize the importance of safety, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region XI representative Henjie Gatdula reminded Hedcor employees to maintain safety, alongside with quality and productivity in the workplace.

Participants of the welding competition also acquired National Certificates II from TESDA after passing the competence requirement of the agency.

Hedcor’s offices in Benguet conducted the same event last week aiming for a common goal.

Aside from this activity, the company also exposes their teammates in various seminars and trainings related to safety and health. It has also drafted customized procedures in case of accidents and calamities.

Certified in Occupational Health and Safety or OHSAS 18001, Hedcor adheres to globally accepted safety practices. Hedcor is also a recipient of the Safety Milestone award from DOLE for strictly implementing and conforming to safety precautions.

Hedcor has 19 run-of-river hydropower plants with an installed total capacity of 155 MWs in Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Davao City and Davao del Sur.

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