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In my final year of my first degree I won a Royal Academy of Engineering International Travel Grant to conduct a field trip studying approaches to health, safety and environmental issues in Ghanaian industry. I teamed up with Dr William Bannerman, then a chemistry lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and we spend a month of that summer visiting industries ranging from gold mining and timber to intermediate technology centres and scrap car recycling.

We wrote up this hugely enjoyable trip up in a report and I've also made some short photo essays below.

Photo essays:

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Ghana photo essays

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Arrived in Accra
Kumasi Brewery Limited, Kumasi
Intermediate Technology Transfer Unit, Suame Magazine, Kumasi
Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP), Kumasi
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Logs and Lumber Limited, Kumasi
Ashanti Goldfields Limited, Pompora Treatment Plant, Obuasi
Ashanti Goldfields Limited, Biological Treatment Plant, Obuasi
Tema Oil Refinery, Tema
Ghana Standards Board, Accra
Lever Bro. (Unilever), Tema
Ministry of Health, Accra
Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare, Accra
Departed from Accra


  • William Bannerman and Peter Martin (1998) Approaches to health, safety and environmental issues in Ghanaian industry.
    [download pdf 5.2 MB]


  • Martin, PJ & Bannerman WE. Health and safety in Ghanaian Industry, 20th African Health Sciences Congress, 19-23 April 1999, Accra, Ghana.

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Royal Academy of Engineering

Royal Academy of Engineering


Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology

Oriel College

Oriel College