SAFETY ADVOCACY: COMMISSION TRAINS 1000 NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORP MEMBERS
As part of effort put in place by the Lagos State Safety Commission to advocate for and enshrine the safety culture in the hearts of residents, citizens and workers in the Centre of Excellence; as well as achieving mandate of the Commission, no fewer than 1000 members of National Youth Service Corp deployed to the State are presently undergoing a free 3day Base Level Safety Training programme.
Declaring the programme open at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium Alausa Thursday, the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission Mr. Fouad Oki congratulated the participants for indicating interest in Safety while they were being sensitized during their 3 weeks orientation at the Camp towards the end of 2015. He noted that they had taken a positive step in the right direction by so doing and assured that they would not regret the choice they have made.
Furthermore, he urged them to take advantage of the training by paying rapt attention to the crop of seasoned facilitators which comprise of senior Environmental Health Officers, Medical Officers of Health and Safety Professionals from the Commission. He said though the session may be tasking but will pay off in the end.
He explained that the Facilitators would take them through series of Safety modules like Foundations in Health & Safety, Health & Safety Management Systems, Electrical Safety, Physical & Psychological Health hazards and risk control, Workplace Hazards & Risk Control, Report Writing amongst other vital modules.
Speaking further, the Director General stressed that the modules had been carefully selected to equip participants with base level skills on Safety in order to empower them professionally. He said if they meet minimum requirements at the end of programme, participants will be asked to demonstrate what they have been taught by performing Safety Audits at designated Companies and rated after the programme. ‘This exercise also seeks to empower graduates in the area of self employment and take off the overcrowded labour market’ Oki stated.
While delivering the first set of lectures, Deputy Director Research & Development, Mrs. Ronke Odeneye took the participants through Risk Management and Hazard Identification. She pointed out that trailing cables are major causes a trip hazard in all domains of Safety.
The programme will run from Thursday 14th through Saturday 16th January 2016, certificates would be issued to successful participants at the end of the programme.