The College of Computing and IS conducted a workshop on the 4th October 2019 to train several staff members on Occupational Health Hazards & Fire Safety. The training was facilitated by a team from Quick Fire Care Services that included Mr. Kasolo William (Technical Manager) and Mr. Henry Walusimbi (Trainer).

Participants during a theoretical session

Before the workshop started the Assoc. Prof. Agnes Rwashana (Deputy Principal) was pleased to see the initiative being taken by staff to improve fire safety conditions at the College. In her remarks, “she encouraged the staff to continuously utilize the funds budgeted for training to improve the general outlook of the College”. Ms. Hasifah Kahunde (Chief Custodian) who coordinated the workshop said, “that 26 staff would be trained in the workshop with further scaling expected to ensure that all College staff (academic and support) undergo the Occupational Health Hazards & Fire Safety training”.

The training required participants to understand:

  • The different type of occupational hazardexperienced in the workplace i.e. physical, chemical, or biological.
  • How these hazards affect employees and how employees can deal with them.
  • Best practices to avoid fires and its destruction and
  • The use of fire extinguishers.

Participants practice putting fires out.

The workshop ended with a practical demonstration on the use of fire extinguishers in putting fires out. Participants took part in the exercise that took place outside the College car park. Participants were also issued with certificates and truly welcomed the training and would be looking out for more opportunities in the near future.