Challenges of implementing health and safety programmes in Kenya Airways (KQ)
The mundane task of Kenya airways is service delivery. Its core business of transporting passengers and cargo, calls for effective implementation of Health and Safety programmes. To ensure the safety of employees in its diverse department/sections. Although it is the responsibility of everyone in the organization to observe health and safety in the workplace, it is the onus of the employer to prevent accidents and eliminate health and safety hazards in order to minimize suffering and loss as a result to accidents and injuries at work place.The study was undertaken to establish the challenges faced by the organization in implementing Health and Safety Program currently in place at Kenya Airways, and also to establish the factors affecting the implementation of those Program. The study was justified by the fact that there existed a problem of potential causes of accidents in the organization and other safety related incidents. There was need to explore the situation further, to establish the underlying causes of accidents and the implications of the accidents to the employer and employee. The findings of the study could be used to come up with a lasting solution on the accidents in the organization through successful implementation of applicable effective health and safety policies and program. After addressing the challenges determined by the study.The findings of the researcher were that there existed a formal, written Health and Safety Programmes which were not brought to the attention of employees. There were no formal procedure of reporting accidents and identification of hazards. There were no reviews of Health and Safety Programmes and employees were not involved in safety committees, which took place only when there was a major accident involving aircrafts. The study therefore recommended that; the Health and Safety Programmes should be brought to the attention of employees. The employees should also be trained and educated. The employees should also be trained and educated in health and safety matters. At the same time, the Health and Safety Programmes should be reviewed regularly and employees to be involved in the identification of health and hazards at place of work.