The Lagos State Safety Commission on Wednesday trained sixty officials of the Lagos State University, LASU on Safety in the workplace.
The one day training held at the University’s main campus, Ojo, has as its theme: “Lagos State: Training and Injection of Safety, Health and Fire Marshals in Lagos State University Campuses.”
LASU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Prof. Adenike Boyo, stated that the training was aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.
“Our disposition to this training is a demonstration of the resolve by the University’s Management to provide and maintain an ambience safe, secured and conducive for staff, students and visitors of the University. It also shows the commitment of the University’s Management to implement all the recommendations contained in the Safety Audit report on the Babatunde Raji Fashola Senate Building of the University.
“I wish to reiterate that the University’s Management will continue to partner with the Lagos State Safety Commission for the safety and wellbeing of the University Community,” she said.
Earlier, the University’s Registrar, Mr Emmanuel Fanu explained that participants at the training programme were selected from across all departments and divisions in the institution so that they could in turn train others.
Addressing the trainees, the Director General of the Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola took them through causes of accidents and hazards, ways to identify them and how to avoid them.
Mojola decorated some of the participants as Safety Ambassadors and charged them to lead the advocacy on Zero accidents and zero hazards
“This programme is sensitization, training and advocacy session on imbibing decent safety culture within the academic environment, to be specific, around Safety culture, fire and business continuity disaster management and the whole point is that we believe that in this environment, we can have zero accidents and these Safety Ambassadors will be the one at the forefront, building a better Safety culture within the university environment,” Mojola pointed out.
Trainers, including Mr Adebyinka Adebiyi, Ms Bolanle Adesan and Mr Oluwole Ojetokun, walked the attendees through Basic Safety and Health; Electrical Safety; as well as Fire Prevention and Management; and School Health and Safety.
Adesan explained that Safety and health education and awareness should cut across all cadres and positions and advised the participants to hold all they had learnt dear, while replicating the knowledge.
“Safety is key, Safety is life, whatever we do, let’s take Safety serious, let’s not think Safety is a bother, it is better to be safe than sorry,” she said.
credit: PM News