Local group honoured in international Workplace Safety Song Competition

Staff members of SNC-Lavalin in Vanderbijlpark won the top prizes in a Sub-Saharan Workplace Safety Song Competition.

VANDERBIJLPARK. – SNC-Lavalin, a global fully integrated professional services and project management company, recently announced the top performers in the Workplace Safety Song competition launched earlier this year to create awareness and promote the message of workplace safety. (Listen to the song at the link at the bottom of this report)

All employees from the health, safety and the environment department across the Sub-Saharan Africa region were invited to compile, compose and record a song that communicates a strong workplace safety message.

The song titled ‘Safety Talk’ by Given Radebe, an employee in Vanderbijlpark, won the first place in the competition, followed by a group of 10 local employees representing the Ama Gasification Amahle Group, securing the second place. David Gaarekwe, a storeman, was awarded the third place.

The winning safety song will be played across various projects throughout the Shutdown campaign to inspire colleagues to put safety at the heart of everything, to safeguard people, assets and the environment.

“The safety song competition was a great way to express the urgency and create awareness of the importance of safety in the environment that we work in. Additionally, to ensure that we remind ourselves to focus extra attention and take every measure possible to deliver our services safely to ensure that everyone arrives home safe every day. Let us remain dedicated and committed to the success of this project. Be each other’s brother’s keeper, Collaborate and adopt an earnest approach to working safely,” said Grant Villet, Operations Manager, Technical Support Services, SNC-Lavalin, Sub-Saharan Africa.

Occupational health, safety and environmental protection is a top priority at SNC-Lavalin.

Taking a proactive approach, as opposed to corrective actions, the company has developed world-class policies, strategies, standards, internal controls, performance indicators and targets, along with technical systems and tools in order to centrally help manage risk and improve the HSE performance across all projects.

Safety Talk – Lyrics
[Verse 1]

Look before you start to work you do JSTA
Do your step back because you need that
Wear your safety shoes
Wear your safety glasses
Don’t forget your hardhat and your ear plugs
Anything you wanna know you ask your supervisor
And please remember before you start to work you sign your permit
For every tool you gonna use you do a tool inspection
And don’t forget to barricade your work place
That will help the people working around you to be very careful
Report near misses report incidents, ambulance point number in case on accidents
There’s people that love you, there’s people that need you
Your family is waiting on you, please come home
Work as a team, your safety matters – your safety matters
I’m wearing PPE guess, I’m ready for the job, yeah!
Everything in check, guess I’m ready for the job, yes!
Working as a team, always better for the job cause safety first avoids danger on the job, yeah!
Safety first, safety first – one team, one goal X2
Safety first, safety first avoid danger on the job, yeah!
I’m wearing PPE guess, I am ready for the job, yeah!
Everything in check, guess I am ready for the job, yes!
Working as a team, always better for the job, cause safety first avoids danger on the job, yeah!]

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