Saturday, 23 February 2013

Changing attitudes and behavior... One trip at a time.

A couple of years ago, the AvTech Academy was involved in the safety training for crew operating the ferry crossing between Adorso and Donkorkrom. This is the crossing point into the Afram Plains.

Thanks to the Volta Lake Transport Company, we were able to use that same crossing on our recent mission to the Plains.

The students were very pleased to witness that, their safety training to the crew is being taken seriously to ensure safe traveling on this Volta lake crossing point.

The students made a valid point in their observation regarding the flotation devices onboard; being able to accommodate all personnel present at any given time and appropriate loading of the vessels is now standard for the safety and comfort of its occupants.

It has taken a long time of teaching and mind changing to be able to get the ladies points of view accepted by those older and in high position. Whenever they are doing anything which compromises safety especially in this culture, the young normally can't be seen to be correcting someone older than them.

Perhaps it is high time we all helped change the mindset of people who are still ignorant about safety in our everyday life, regardless of age or position.

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