PORT OF VENICE LOVES SAFETY 2019
Vecon renews its commitment to the promotion of health and safety both in the workplace and everywhere else, adhering to the broader initiative promoted by ILO (International Labour Organization), in collaboration with the LHS foundation (Leadership in Health & safety).
About 300 Italian cities will be involved in the initiative, with more than 1000 events, including that organized by Vecon for schools of the Venetian territory, with a series of targeted proposals for children, youngsters and parents: the basic assumption is that the spread of a new safety culture must start from the young generations. Teachers and students will be involved in interactive activities aimed at presenting the management of first aid and fire fighting emergencies, thanks to the collaboration of the Fire Department, SUEM operators, the State Police and numerous safety professionals.
The ultimate goal of the international campaign promoted by ILO is to raise public awareness in the field of safety and health at work, in order to promote the prevention of accidents and occupational diseases at a global level, not only in the workplace but also at home, on the street, at school. By raising awareness among youngsters, they want to promote the adoption of safer behaviors, in order to reduce the high number of deaths in the workplace, mainly due to incorrect behavior (more than 1000 per year).
During the event, Vecon will organize various kind of activities to teach the management of an emergency in everyday life, through practical demonstrations of: use of the defibrillator, emergency calls, first aid maneuvers, use of the fire extinguisher. Around 170 first-grade students and their teachers will also have the opportunity to try out personal protective equipment, to visit the operational vehicles and take a guided tour of the terminal by bus.
The mainly local institutions will be there to present their greetings and to attend the donation ceremony held by Vecon, which will give the SUEM and the Fire Department some funds to support their emergency management.