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Mr David Douglas, Managing Director of West Indies Business Management and Solutions shows the partcipants of Nelson Street Boys’ R.C Primary School how to check air ways on an unresponsive person
With both primary and secondary schools due to partially reopen between February to April 2021, the ANSA McAL Group through its C-19 Safe School Pilot Project has adopted the Nelson Street Boys’ R.C. Primary School. ANSA McAL and the Esimaje Foundation will collaborate to manage the safe reopening of the Nelson Street Boys’ R.C Primary School.
Through support from the Esimaje Foundation and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Group’s HSSE Unit conducted a risk assessment at the school to determine HSSE best practices aligned to the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health guidelines for the physical reopening of schools.
On Friday 29th January 2021, ANSA McAL’s HSSE Unit facilitated an all-day training session conducted by Mr David Douglas, Managing Director of West Indies Business Management and Solutions. Mr Douglas is a former paramedic, first responder and auxiliary firefighter. Mrs. Frances Gervais – Heath, Principal of Nelson Street Boys’ R.C Primary School together with teachers participated in basic firefighting techniques, first aid responses, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator AED. The teachers were also briefed on COVID – 19 protocols and what to do in the event of a student or staff member displaying symptoms on-site and the necessary PPE requirements for treating with quarantined individuals.
Additionally, the ANSA McAL Group Corporate Communications Unit contributed social distancing signage, hand sanitizers dispensers including refills, sanitizing and cleaning solutions as well as a Hydrostatic Spray, to aid in the protection of staff and students of Nelson Street Boys.
Recently the ANSA McAL Foundation delivered on its promise made via the ONE CARIBBEAN. ONE FUTURE. ONE YARD virtual benefit concert to assist in providing technology to support home-based learning throughout the Caribbean, brought on by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 1000 tablets were donated to the Ministries of Education in the territories where the Group operates.
Corporate Communications Department
ANSA McAL Group of Companies
Wednesday 03rd February 2021