Aeronautical Engineering School applauded for commitment to safety and health
DPI, Guyana, Friday, May 4, 2018
Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, with responsibility for Labour, Keith Scott and a team of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) officers today commended the Art Williams & Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School for its commitment to occupational safety and health.
The minister and the team got a first-hand view of the conditions under which the students study and the numerous safety measures in place while touring the aeronautical school located at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Ogle.
Minister Scott explained that the visit stems from the recent OSH walk in Georgetown, where the students came out in their numbers and demonstrated the institution’s commitment to safety.
Minister Scott acknowledged the institution’s commitment to occupational safety and health and the great distance it has covered in training and education, both locally and across the Caribbean. He noted that the school has been able to instil core values including compliance with the statutory requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority, customers ratification, environment protection, occupational safety and health, employee development.
Minister Scott also commended the management of the school for instilling safety and health in the recruits at the very beginning of the four-year course. The areas covered include occupational safety and health practices, safety management systems, aircraft safety equipment and ground handling.
The minister reminded that “safety is the foundation upon which everything else rests and if that is shaky the entire structure can collapse.”
The Art Williams & Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School began operating in 1993. The school was named after the pioneers of aviation in Guyana: Art Williams (Arthur James Williams) & Harry Wendt (Herman Edgar Wendt). This year, the school is celebrating 25 years of serving the Aviation Sector in Guyana, the Caribbean and the world at large.
By: Synieka Thorne