BL&P training pays off
The Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd. has committed itself to service excellence through its people and to ensure this, employees have the opportunity to develop their skills and their expertise.
Recently, this commitment was demonstrated again when eight of the company’s linemen were certified through the CARILEC Lineman Certification Programme. This was the first group of utility linemen to be trained and awarded this certification in the region. The linemen awarded were Pedro Bowen, Curtis Brewster, Carlos Cumberbatch, Edward Cummings, Sherwin Herbert, Jerome Jordan, Hugh Thompson and Robert Waterman, all from the Distribution Department. As a result of the training they will be more equipped to perform hotline work and be more multi-skilled.
“The certified linemen will be of greater value to our nation and our customers, and will also be better able to support other regional utilities when assistance is required,” a statement from BL&P said. Managing Director, Mark King said that he was delighted to be celebrating excellence in the work and achievements of the staff.
“Our linemen have blazed an important trail. This achievement is a first for the organisation and the region and it reflects our strategy, which is to be a customer oriented energy provider. The certification programme is nothing short of excellent,” King added. Representative from CARILEC, Laurena Primus, who participated in the programme commented that it has been a dream for CARILEC for as long as they have been in existence.
“This programme establishes line work as a profession. Now every lineman can be qualified as an expert in the field,” Primus added.
He praised Light & Power for being the first utility company to set the standard. She congratulated the linemen on their certification and urged them to continually strive for the highest standard of excellence and nurture their golden potential to be role models in their jobs.†