Fuel importing consortium, Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL), has hailed a series of its safety awareness trainings for automobile drivers, saying it has helped minimise accidents.
PIL, in collaboration with the International Haulage Brokers (IHB), has been equipping truck drivers ferrying fuel into the country with safety and defensive driving skills.
This is part of the training series that PIL conducts for truck drivers in the major cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
PIL Operations Manager, Edmond Pingani, said the company takes safety as an integral component of its operations.
“As PIL, we take safety very seriously and is our number one priority when it comes to fuel importation and transportation and we believe our drivers should also be treated as a priority when it comes to their safety and that of the goods they transport,” Pingani said.
Pingani said the safety training was part of PIL’s preventative measures to ensure there is reduction of accidents on the roads.
IHB General Manager, Chrispin Mussa, said, by the end of the training, drivers would be equipped with knowledge on how they can avoid accidents on the roads.
“This training is very important not only to drivers but also to transporters in Malawi as a whole because it involves, mainly, on safety improvement. The training helps our drivers to be aware of hazard on the roads and mitigate against them,” said Mussa.
One of truck drivers who attended the training, Willies we Ngolosa from National Wide Transport, hailed PIL and IHB for conducting the safety training.
During the training drivers were trained on the products knowledge, defensive driving, rollover protection and fire control among others and the sessions were conducted by RoHaMa.