Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded products and services in Ghana, and the reigning CIMG Petroleum Company of the Year, has organised a fire drill at its Shell service station in Sakasaka in the Northern region.

The main objective of this exercise was to test staff readiness and effectiveness in responding to emergencies that may result in injuries, asset damage and fire outbreak within the service station. The exercise also sought to test the response time and equipment deployment of the Tamale National Fire Service (TNFS) in response to a distress call.

In under six minutes, the fire service was able to reach the site and deploy firefighting compounds to quench the simulated fire.

Speaking after the drill, the Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE) Implementer of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mrs. Esi Defor praised the team for their quick response.

“HSSE is of primary importance to Vivo Energy Ghana, so we took these measures to ensure that site staff would be adequately prepared in the event of emergencies. It is very encouraging to witness such a swift response from the team, but it is equally important that we endeavour to report all potential incidents to prevent them from happening in the first place,” said Mrs Defor.

After the drill, a debriefing was done by both the Vivo Energy Ghana HSSE team and the head of the TNFS, Mr. Aiden Badong. This included the need for staff to ensure a safe work place at the service station by engaging with customers to make sure they don’t talk on phone while fuelling, smoke on site, keep their engines on, among others.

Notes to editors:

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2013. The Shell brand has been in Ghana since 1928.

Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 207 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Ghana employs 148 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.

Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering include fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports through a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,700 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.

Media contact:

Vivo Energy Ghana

Corporate Communications Manager: Shirley Tony Kum

Tel: + 233 540 116 600

Email: [email protected]

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