Wellness Day

KPRL Holds Wellness Day for the Youth & Teenagers Themed Just Be You!

We must all acknowledge that Mental Health has become a major concern in our youth and teenagers from the many unpleasant circumstances we see or hear of affecting them and young adults too. The workshop was designed to give ideas on how to deal with some of these challenges encountered especially in schools and how to cope.

The event was held on 18th January 2023 at the KPRL Estate Hall in conjunction with Chiromo Hospital which saw 75 adolescents, teenagers, and young adults participate.

Attendees were mostly concerned about how to deal with academic stress/relationships with peers, families, and sexuality issues.

Thank you Chiromo Hospital Group for facilitating this workshop!

Inaugural visit by the Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum, Mr. Davis Chirchir, immortalized by tree planting on 19th December, 2022

Cabinet Secretary and Principal Secretary (MoEP) Inaugural Visit to KPRL

The Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Davis Chirchir, and the Principal Secretary, Mr. Mohammed Liban from the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum visited KPRL on 19th and 20th December 2022 for a tour of the facility which was immortalized by tree planting.

Inaugural visit by the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Mr. Mohammed Liban, immortalized by tree planting on 19th December, 2022
The Principal Secretary, Mr. Mohammed Liban planting a tree to commemorate the visit
Tour of the facility by the MoEP, KPC and KPRL Team

Tree Planting and Forest Restoration at KPRL

As His Excellency, the President, Dr. William Ruto today (21st December, 2022) led the Nation in a tree restoration drive in the Ngong Hills aiming to restore over 10 million hectares of degraded land countrywide, KPRL played its part fully by facilitating the planting of more than 200 trees by employees and contractors at its Changamwe site. The exercise was spearheaded by the Ag CEO, Mr. Joseph Ndoti.

Tree planting and forest restoration is one of the President’s key projects coming out of the recently concluded 27th Conference of the Parties or COP 27 in Egypt.

The coastal region comprising Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Tana River, and Mombasa counties will plant 56,000 trees each as their contribution to the National endeavour.

Ag. CEO – Joseph B. Ndoti leading the team in the tree-planting exercise
KPRL Pension Trust Limited Launch Ceremony

KPRL Pension Trust Limited Launch Ceremony

It was a momentous occasion when the KPRL Pension Trust Limited unveiled its new Vision, Mission, Values, and Motto slogan on Thursday 1st September 2022 to the applause of members. While officiating the occasion the Chairman of the Trust Board, Mr. Martin Wahome said that this launch was the culmination of a long journey which began with member contributions followed by Trust Board discussions with expert advice and finally Sponsor Board approval mid this year. The Fund’s new mission statement is as below and will appear in all future published documents of the Fund.

Mission: Dedicated to providing superior retirement benefits to our members and their beneficiaries.

Vision: To be the best provider of financial comfort and stability in retirement.

Values:

  • Integrity – Doing the right thing
  • Collaboration – Working together with our members
  • Accountability – Owning our decisions and their outcomes
  • Respect – Valuing every voice
  • Excellence – Doing our best

Motto: Securing your retirement

Also launched was the Funds new Mortgage scheme which enables members to acquire housing using their fund benefits.

Trust Fund Chairman, Mr. Martin Wahome, and members of the Trust Board are joined by Fund members in cutting a commemorative cake to mark the occasion.
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Fire Extinguisher Awareness Training

Fire extinguishers play a vital role in any fire protection plan in any environment. They are a first aid response to fire and can help prevent catastrophic damage to property and even loss of life. Kenya Petroleum Refineries Emergency Response Training School undertook a one-day theory and practical training for 35 members of staff and contractors on site in line with Fire Reduction Rule 2007 of the OSHA Act.

The participants were exposed to hands-on hydrocarbon fire suppression using different types of fire extinguishers.

A Participant extinguishing hydrocarbon fire at KPRL Emergency Response Training School on 9th June 2022
Live Hydrocarbon Fire Suppression by use of Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher at KPRL Emergency Response Training School
Members of Staff, Contractors, and the Kenya Red Cross Team pose for a group photo after the training session

Basic Occupational First Aid Training for KPRL First Aiders

While in pursuit of its business objectives, KPRL is strongly committed to pursuing the goal of eliminating all work-related injuries and adverse health effects. The company carried out a statutory First Aid Training at its premises in line with section 7 of Factories (First-Aid) Rules, 1977.

The training took place from 21st to 23rd June 2022 where Thirty (30) members of staff and contractors on site were taken through thorough hands-on modules by a team from The Kenya Red Cross Society.

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Members of Staff and Contractors participate in a training session by the Kenya Red Cross Team

The First Aiders were equipped with knowledge and skills as per the DOHSS First Aid Curriculum with the main objective being to understand the appropriate medical responses to typical industrial incidents.

Bravo to the team!

Covid-19 Vaccination at KPRL

Covid-19 Vaccination at KPRL

Covid-19 is slowly resurfacing in the country and the company continues to enforce internal controls like mask-wearing in confined spaces and an emphasis on continuous washing and sanitization of hands and surfaces. Staff have also been encouraged to have their vaccinations done and in recognition of this KPRL brought the service to the site with a good turnout of employees noted.

Congratulation to all who took the initiative which was spearheaded by the Human Resource Manager, Mr. Martin Wahome, and the company Occupational Health Nurse, Sr. Grace Omare.

The vaccination and booster jab exercise was done in partnership with our Medical service provider Bomu Hospital and 58 employees were administered.

Graduation Ceremony for New KPRL Operators

Graduation Ceremony for New KPRL Operators

Employee attrition over the last 7 years has left many departments struggling with less than optimal manning levels resulting in excessive overtime costs, employee fatigue, absenteeism, and stress-related conditions. To mitigate this KPRL embarked on an exercise to replace 10 Operators (from the optimal requirement of 32 operators) in the Movements Department.

The onboarding of the operators is expected to lead to a reduction in overtime by lowering work hours to near normal going forward, as well as providing an additional pool of skilled operators for expected projects coming soon at KPRL.

Following the above process, in January 2022 the operators commenced a two (2) month in-house training session that concentrated on;

  1. Health Safety and Environment Induction.
  2. Basic Fire Fighting.
  3. Refinery Operators, Stock Measurement, and Oil Accounting procedures.

This training will enable the operators to perform their duties in an effective and efficient manner in line with KPRL’s Operations Procedures. Below are the proud Operators at their Graduation Ceremony on 4th March 2022 with the Management Team and their Supervisors.

Graduands with members of Management Team from left Eng. Evanson Momanyi (Engineering Manager), Mr. Joseph Ndoti (Ag. CEO), Mr. Martin Wahome (Human Resources Manager), and Mr. Nelson Karisa (Ag. Operations Manager)

KPRL Achieves 2.5 Million Work Hours Without Lost Time Injury (LTI)

KPRL Achieves 2.5 Million Work Hours Without Lost Time Injury (LTI)

In the spirit of continual improvement KPRL embarked on a journey to achieve 2,500,000 work hours without lost time injury on Monday 12th April 2021. Delightfully, the milestone was achieved on Wednesday, 15th December 2021 after two hundred and forty-eight days (248) of commitment and focus towards good HSE practices by all of staff and contractors. A new target of 3,000,000 work-hours was immediately set and communicated site wide where everyone is expected to focus on it by remaining responsible and accountable for their own HSE performance, that of colleagues and others within the company’s premises.

The KPRL Management also remained true to the promise of rewarding good safety performance as demonstrated by issue of tokens upon achievement of every safety milestone.

As a company we continue to apply the HSE Golden Rules to COMPLY with all procedures and regulations, to INTERVENE when we come across our colleagues not complying, and to show RESPECT to our neighbors, report Near Misses and do Safety at Work Always (SAWA) Audits for us to establish and remedy unsafe situations before they result to incidents.

KPRL also continues to emphasize on observing the Covid-19 protocols established by the Ministry of Health as well as those initiated by the company at the onset of the pandemic.

Women at the Workplace: Work-Life Balance and Wellness Session

Women at the Workplace: Work-Life Balance and Wellness Session

A satisfactory work-life balance is achieved when an individual’s right to a fulfilled life inside and outside paid work is accepted and respected as the norm, to the mutual benefit of the individual, business and society.

Work-Life imbalance is a major threat for any organization as it becomes a source of mental and physical strain resulting in sickness, and absenteeism thereby affecting productivity, growth, and development of organizations.

To ensure effective work-life balance, which KPRL is committed to attaining, the company sponsored a women’s wellness session on Friday, 21st January 2022 held at The Tamarind Restaurant, Mombasa

The session, dubbed “Women at the Workplace: Work-Life Balance” was organized for purposes of ensuring that the female workforce is given a platform to enumerate its concerns and recommend actions to be taken towards creating a balance in their lives thus increasing productivity at the workplace. 

The program was run by internal qualified counselors and senior management members covering a wide range of topics that include:

  1. General Health: Taking Care of ME
  2. Mental Health Check: Getting HELP
  3. Challenges for the Woman at the Workplace
  4. Employer’s Role: What MORE Can Be Done

The topics were well received by all those who attended and left a lasting impact.