Employees and business partners involved in our operations are exposed to many health, safety and people security (HSS) risks. These risks include but are not limited to vehicular traffic, work on network, rollout projects in remote locations, robbery, natural disasters and social unrest, which remain relevant, particularly in our Asian markets.
Awareness is a big hurdle to overcome. By this I mean getting people, at every level, to take a long hard look at where things stand and be honest with themselves and their teams about where improvements can be made. This can sometimes be a tricky topic, or there can be false confidence about how well things are going.
It starts with getting a clear idea of where we are, how mature, what the gaps are… then we can start becoming more proactive.