Total recognised for emergency preparedness and training

Wednesday, June 29, 2011- Total Upstream received an award of excellence jointly conferred by Emergency Response International (ERI), Advanced Life Support Providers Association of Nigeria (ALSPAN) and the American Heart Association (AHA) for emergency preparedness and training. The award was given during the international conference of the three bodies and the roll out of the 2010 New International Resuscitation Guidelines of the American Heart Association.

The award was received during a ceremony at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos on behalf of the company by the Deputy General Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility/Public Administration, Deep Water District, Lagos, Dr. (Mrs) Nkoyo Attah. Other officials of the company present were the Senior Medical Officer, Deep Water District, Lagos, Dr. Force-Berge; Senior Medical Officer, Port Harcourt District, Dr Charles Ngeribara and the Manager, Medical Administration, Deep Water District, Lagos, Mrs. Uche Ojomo.

At the event, the Advanced Life Support Providers Association, Emergency Response International and the American Heart Association, commended Total Upstream for promoting resuscitation science in Nigeria.

Total was the first organization that keyed into using an organized international training program for the training of her entire workforce. The company compels her contractors to be trained in emergency care, a policy that has created huge potential emergency responders within the immediate surroundings.

In a related development, the Company’s Akpo Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel again recently showed a high sense of commitment towards bio-diversity preservation in today’s world where the crisis of extinction of marine life has reached such daunting dimensions as a water turtle was rescued by a team of marine personnel.

The Marine team was on a routine inspection of the crude oil offloading floating hose when they saw a water turtle of more than 50 years of age entrapped in a drifting fishing net. The team quickly suspended the inspection of the hose and attended to the water turtle by removing her from the entrapped net into the boat to the FPSO for examination. After close examination, it was discovered that she only sustained slight injury from the net. The turtle was then taken back to the sea.

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