AfriSafe 2020: Organizers Name Top HSE Professionals Across Countries As Award Panel

No less than six Top Notch Safety Professionals across Africa and Europe have been named as Judges to assess over 1200 entries for the Africa Safety Award for Excellence (AfriSAFE) 2020.

This was disclosed by Femi Da-silva, the Chief Coordinator of AfriSAFE who said the Judges’ committee – four from Africa and two from Europe – has been choosen based on their ‘quality experience’ to preside over the judging criteria to ensure fairness and justice in choosing award nominees and winners.

In a statement, Da-silva said, “AfriSAFE 2020 promises to be bigger than ever before as we have received over 1200 entries across 11 categories from 4 African regions.

“We are inspired by the passion and zeal too reward excellence and creativity especially in times like this. This is evident from the overwhelming number of nominations we have received. Accordingly, We have also appointed judges who are professsionals across various filed of health and safety with years of quality experience to preside over the judging criteria to ensure fairness and justice in choosing the best winners.”, He said.

The judges’ committee co-chaired by Nofisat Abiola Arogundade, a former Director of Occupational Safety and Health at Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and John Phills, an internationally experienced and qualified Consultant, Lead Auditor and Trainer in a range of International Standards.

Other members include: Dave Foy, a Chartered Member of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH); Raji Abdallah, a lead Safety Manager with over 20 years’ experience in Construction & Bridges, Oil and Gas, Mining, and Power and Energy; Jerry Mutegi, a Master’s Degree holder in Occupational Safety and Health Management with a safety career spanning almost 2 decades; And Jessy Gomes, a French national with Master’s Degree in Health, Safety and Quality Management with more than 15 years of experience within QHSE and a career in safety management at three blue-chip companies in Europe.

AfriSAFE 2020, tagged ‘Africa to the World’ will be held virtually on October 11 will bring together over 10 million Africans on one platform to celebrate its COVID-19 hereos. The award is organized by HSENations and sponsored by IOSH, the world’s largest member body for Safety and Health professionals; Hybrid Group, Combined Training Solutions, Eximia Realty and Surveillance Fire Ltd, among other supporters.