The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, ISSER and Regional Institute for Population Studies, RIPS, both of the University of Ghana have jointly organized a one-day refresher skills training for their drivers.
It was held on Friday, 1st December, 2017 at Room 11 ISSER Annex building.
The drivers of these two Institutes are not only engaged in the normal rounds on campus and outside the campus, they have added responsibility of undertaking field travels, drive top management and foreign visitors of the two institutes.
They were tutored by Mr. Kofi Baah Acheamfour, Consultant and Mr. Samuel Etsibah, Fleet Manager, Estates Department of the University of Ghana.
Topics treated were: Causes of road crashes and prevention tips, Divers’ Professional Ethics in Protocol Driving and Security Consciousness, Safe driving on different driving terrains (Vehicle driving technique) and Understanding the vehicle maintenance and tyre management.
Mr. Acheamfour gave his presentation making it very practical and citing instances of infractions which drivers should be mindful of.
He tackled issues bothering on security, safety and the need for watchfulness. The consultant dealt with practical issues of tiredness or fatique, night driving and when being trailed as well as how to behave when under threat or an attack by unknown persons or armed robbers.
Mr. Acheamfour advised drivers to remain calm in the face of an attack, obey instructions but keep a mental record of all happenings for the purposes of future identification.
Some of the drivers also responded by giving practical account of instances they had encountered and how they solved them by their ingenuity and sharpness.
The drivers wished management was also present to listen to the teaching since they believed both ends would be better served.