The Ghana National Fire Service has organised a safety drill in partnership with Riet Transport in Tema to maintain standards in bulk oil transportation.
Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service, the National Ambulance, and the supported by Police Service were supervised by DO1 Philemon Kwadwo Buabeng, the District Fire Officer for Devtraco Fire Station in Tema Community 25.
With Bulk Oil Transportation a “key feature of the industry in the Tema enclave and across the country, these drills organised by Riet Transport and conducted by the Fire, Ambulance, and Police services are expected to not only meet safety standards but also give assurances to the public” on efforts to enhance safety at supply points and during movements.
Chief Executive Officer of Riet Transport, Godwin Tamakloe said “ensuring that best standards are maintained in bulk oil transportation is crucial in ensuring public confidence is enhanced and accidents are not recorded on the road” by oil transporters.
Health, Fire, and Environment Safety Manager at Riet Transport, Joshua Kwesi Asomah said “apart from these quarterly public simulations, daily supervision and weekly training are given to drivers and their assistants” at all storage and supply points to meet safety standards.
He said it was important for petroleum consumers and the entire “public are offered such assurances through these constant drills and actions to ensure oil transportation of the Riet Group, which also transports for Puma Energy and also operates fuel retail outlets” across Ghana.
Safety in oil transportation is heavily supervised through the National Petroleum Authority and Oil Marketing Companies and Transporters to help prevent accidents and breaches of protocols in the industry.