Honiara City Council Tourism Division with the support of the Ministry of Tourism have successfully organized an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) training.
Speaking during the closing of the event, Director for HCC Tourism Division Jefferson Patovaki highlighted the importance of such training, which is to maintain the standard of health and safety of tourism operators providing services in the capital.
He said this is part of his division’s program to provide an avenue where tourism operators can come and gain knowledge and share experiences with each other.
In an official statement, HCC Tourism Chairman Cr. Mostyn Safario also acknowledged participants who have been part of the training and urged them to fully utilize what they have learnt.
Safario stated that this is a bonus for the tourism operators to help maintain the tourism industry and standard, as the capital looks forward in hosting the Pacific Games 2023 next year.
Glyn Joshua of Results Training and Consultancy who facilitated the training, urged all participants to implement the knowledge gained in the training.
He encouraged everyone to start with small changes and improvements and gradually gain momentum to see changes happen in their work places.
Joshua thanked the HCC Tourism Chairman, Director and Staffs for developing such program and recognize Health and Safety in the tourism establishments.
Speaking on behalf of the participants, Sione Sinsia Kelly thanked HCC Tourism Division for seeing the need and taking the lead to assist tourism operators.
Kelly said it now falls on participants to fully implement what they have gain throughout the first of it’s kind training.
He further acknowledged the facilitator Glyn Joshua for the successfully 3 days of OHS training.