Lagos plans to curb building collapse

Pic.10. A rescue team search for more victims from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02150/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) yesterday, held a one-day training on construction site safety, health, and hygiene for artisans in the construction industry and other workers.

Director-General of the agency, Lanre Majola, said this is part of its commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.

He stated that the construction sector was risk-prone, and so the training was part of the agency’s three-prong approach of enlightenment, engagement, and enforcement.

Majola, who was represented by the Technical Adviser to the Commission, Seun Awojobi, encouraged participants to shartheirir knowledge with their colleagues.

Director of Safety Training Education, Skill and Development Mrs. Esther George said the training was part of the commission’s zero accident campaign aimed at reducing accidents that could result in injury, fatalities, and property damage that might lead to lawsuits, and reputational damage, and compensation.

She added that through collaboration with stakeholders and continuous sensitization, Lagos intends to reduce building collapse.

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