By The Financial District
AboitizPower Is Powering Support For Fire Prevention Month
Aboitiz Power Corp has set its sights on mitigating fire hazards and risks in its workplaces and power plants, which account for a million customers this March, tagged as "Fire Prevention Month" due to the fire incidents during this period.
Photo Insert: A fire extinguishing procedure being demonstrated by AboitizPower’s distribution utility Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light).
Advocating fire safety by highlighting the responsibility that rests on its various employees, AboitizPower is pushing for a team effort from its employees.
“Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility,” says AboitizPower President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel "Manny" Rubio.
“Whether it’s fire safety specifically or safety in general, this matter is a team effort, and it's up to all of us — from the government, private sector, and community organizations — to do our part in preventing fires and protecting lives,” Rubio emphasized.
AboitizPower also believes that transforming energy for a better world starts at the individual level and that spreading its best safety practices to society begins with its team members embracing safety as a mindset and culture, he added.
“With our purpose of transforming energy for a better world, our decisions and strategies begin close to home — making a better world for our team members by ensuring first and foremost their safety while they work,” says Chief Corporate Services Officer Carlos Aboitiz.
To accomplish this, AboitizPower will work with its safety, health, and environment (SHE) offices to instill fire safety in its team members and the environments in which it works. The business will hold seminars and information campaigns to promote best fire prevention practices, not only in workplaces but also in homes and communities.
Electrical safety and fire safety are inextricably connected, and according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), faulty electrical connections are among the leading causes of fire incidents.
With over one million customers within its franchise areas, AboitizPower's distribution utilities, which include Cotabato Light, Davao Light, Visayan Electric, and the Enerzone Group, are leading the company's on-the-ground support for Fire Prevention Month through information dissemination campaigns to its customers and collaborations with local government units (LGUs).
The company's power generation operation also has regular fire safety efforts.
Therma South, Inc. (TSI), which houses the country's first coal dome, will take part in fire drills and Fire Prevention Month events sponsored by the local governments of Davao City and Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur.
Display and distribution of relevant material, motorcades, and speaking engagements with the local BFP are all part of these initiatives. TSI and its contractors will also provide fire safety and disaster preparedness training.
Similarly, other AboitizPower companies, such as Therma Power-Visayas, Inc. (TPVI), Cebu Private Power Corporation (CPPC), East Asia Utilities Corporation (EAUC), Therma Mobile, Inc. (TMO) Navotas and Malabon, and Therma Marine Inc. in Maco, Davao de Oro, will conduct fire drills and participate in various fire safety events throughout this month.
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