At least 50 support staff who work in health facilities that fall under the responsibility of the St. Catherine Health Services have been trained as safety monitors. Safety Monitors are responsible for overseeing the safety, prevention and protection measures in the workplace.
The support staff, also known as ancillary workers, are critical partners in safeguarding the health and wellbeing of patients. Therefore, the training was geared towards equipping them with the necessary skills to identify hazards and deal with emergencies such as fires.
The training, which took place on Thursday, June 29, 2017, was conducted by the Fire Prevention Department at the Jamaica Fire Brigade.
The St. Catherine Health Services consists of 26 Health centres and two hospitals, namely the Spanish Town and Linstead Hospitals.