Lagos concerned at non-compliant industries

mining activity lagosBy AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Lagos State Safety Commission has decried the lack of compliance to safety standards among companies in the mining and manufacturing sector.

This comes in the wake of the organisation sealing more companies for failure to comply.

Deputy Director of the Commission, Engineer Babatunde Liadi, said the commission decided to shut the companies down after another round of Safety Audit and Inspection Exercise.

Liadi decried the situation at Top Steel Nigeria Limited in Ikorodu where most of the workers were not properly kitted.

The Deputy Director lamented the failure of the company to provide workers with personal protective equipment thereby exposing them to workplace hazards.

He added that there was no proper signage and sanitary while some routes were inaccessible.

Liadi described the inability of the company to produce a Safety Plan and other relevant documents as “shocking.”

Meanwhile, the commission also carried out a safety audit exercise at Dukadan Gas Refilling Plant, which also fell short of safety standard expected in a workplace.

Liadi explained the exercise was intended to bring about positive change and sanity in the manufacturing and construction industry.

“The State Government is championing the safety management course among the comity of states in the country,” said the official.

CAJ News

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