5TH BIENNIAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Biennial National Safety Conference (BNSC) is Ghana’s biggest platform for Public and Occupational Safety and Health issues. Every two years it convenes industry leaders, safety professionals and practitioners, representatives of Government regulatory bodies and various professional bodies such as the National Safety Council (NSC), Trades Union Congress (TUC), Motor Traffic and Transport Department of…

INTERIOR MINISTER AND IGP MUST BE CALLED TO ORDER

The Bureau of Public Safety is calling on the Police Council, chaired by the Vice President of the Republic, and the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defense and Interior to immediately intervene and halt an announced adhoc measure by the Interior Minister and the IGP, to immediately arm all personnel of the Motor Traffic and Transport…

Call For Papers

The 5th Biennial National Safety Conference on Safety, Security, Health and Environment (2019) welcomes abstracts from scholars, practitioners, and students. The conference takes place on the 6th of November 2019 in Accra. This year’s conference theme “TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AND SECURITY: STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS, RESEARCH AND TRAINING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” is expected to highlight enormity of…

BPS Alert – Observe Flood Safety tip

Flash floods strike quickly in many parts of the world and Ghana is not an exception. Surviving a flash flood or a regular flood is a combination of preparation and taking appropriate action as soon as the natural occurrence begins. Stay where you are during heavy downpours to avoid the risk of getting trapped by…

Taking safety personal this yuletide

Christmas is a seasonal occasion which has always been a busy time with gifts to buy, meals to plan and family and friends to entertain. In the process of planning for an enjoyable and pleasurable Christmas , the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) would like to remind the general public to be aware of the…

Road transport & personal safety

The most dangerous place in Ghana today, and during this festive season is while you are (in a car) on the road. There will be huge vehicular movements and it will require both pedestrians and drivers to observe the following: Always wear a seatbelt, and ensure other occupants are strapped down. Remember to strap children…

Automated Teller Machine (Atm)

In the usage of the ATM, choose one that is located inside a police station, mall, or well-lighted location and withdraw only the amount of cash you need. Be on the lookout for any suspicious people around and protect your PIN by shielding the ATM keypad from anyone who is standing near you. Do not…

Celebrating safely

‘DRUNK DRIVING’ is ILLEGAL in Ghana, if arrested one faces a fine of GHC 600.00 ($200) or in default serve jail terms for up to three years. People are more likely to ‘drunk drive’ during such festive occasions, individuals therefore need to plan towards parties and engagements where alcoholic beverages are likely to be served.…

Going away from home

If your holiday plans include traveling elsewhere, you will want to take steps to protect your home and its belongings while you are away. A few suggested precautions: Have a friend or neighbor visit your home often to check on things whiles you are away You may be excited about your big trip, but it’s…