Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, January 8, 2020) – Three FortisTCI departments, three partnering contractors, and eight individuals were recognized at the company’s recent semi-annual Green Ribbon Safety Awards. The ceremony was held on Friday, December 13, at the company’s headquarters in Providenciales to honor those who demonstrate their commitment to health and safety in the workplace.
Good Catch awards were presented to FortisTCI employees Clyde Hall, Ingrid Forbes, Callis Jones, Raymond Clare, Lorenzo Fabien, Rolin Garconville, Deniro Handfield, and a contractor employee John Ferguson. They are all credited with bringing awareness to safety and environmental risks and identifying solutions to help mitigate potential hazards.
At this ceremony, the FortisTCI Production team was the top-performing department, North Caicos placed second place, and the Substation team placed third. Among the contractor group, J&A Welding took home the top prize, E&L Construction was second, and G&H Enterprises placed third.
Offering remarks at this ceremony were Senior Director of Energy Production and Delivery Don Forsyth and President and CEO Eddinton Powell. Director of Legal Services Alexandria Missick provided the safety moment, which is another initiative FortisTCI uses to heighten awareness of proper safety practices across the company. FortisTCI has held these brief presentations dubbed ‘safety moments’ at the start of staff and stakeholder meetings since 2017. The initiative is one way the company continues to enhance its safety culture and help employees and business partners understand the importance of operating at the highest standards at all times.
FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell commended all employees and participating contractors for their enthusiastic support of the company’s ongoing efforts to keep safety front and center of its operations. Mr. Powell noted that by training contractors in the company’s Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems, the EHS department was taking safety well beyond FortisTCI, and creating a movement for safety best practices across the Turks and Caicos Islands.
“Safety is a way of life at FortisTCI and through initiatives such as the Green Ribbon Awards, we empower employees and contractors to focus on continuous improvement of our safety practices. I am pleased to congratulate all the winners of these Green Ribbon Awards and encourage everyone to keep up the good work,” he stated.