Educational institution leaders discover it’s ‘better to be safe than sorry’

The Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA) held a socialisation event titled ‘Better Safe Than Sorry, The SHENA Story’ for over 200 educational institution leaders nationwide.

The event at the Sengkurong Sixth Form Centre (PTES) was part of SHENA’s ongoing Outreach Programme to engage stakeholders and the public in pursuit of its mission in making Brunei Darussalam a safe place to work and live.

Among other objectives of this event were to provide a better understanding on the roles and functions of SHENA, specifically for educational institutions; to provide a better understanding on the importance of maintaining high level of HSE in workplace in different sectors/industries; to highlight the roles and responsibilities of educational institution leaders in ensuring the safety and health of staff and students; to provide insight into the laws for compliance in building a safer Brunei including inspection and surveillance visit process; and to provide a better understanding on safety management system in educational institutions.

SHENA aspires to drive and strengthen workplace safety and health in all workplaces across all industries and will continue to engage educational institutions with the support of the authorities and undertake inspections to ascertain the level of compliance onsite.

The talk in progress. PHOTO: SHENA