The Lagos State Safety Commission hascommenced its regular engagement, training and sensitization sessions with all stakeholders across the socio-economic domains to spread the message of safety first, to protect and preserve the lives of Lagosians.
The Commission recently sealed several lounges and nightclubs within the Lekki & Victoria Island areas of the State as part of its ongoing 2022 Zero Accident Campaign.
The Zero Accident Campaign aims to drastically reduce accidents that can result in injury, fatalities, property damage that might lead to lawsuits, reputational damage and compensation.
Speaking with newsmen on Alausa Ikeja, the Director-General of the Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, pointed out that business owners could avoid closure of their facilities if they adhere to set safety standards, which improves vigilance towards potential risks within the facilities and across their workforce.
Mr Mojola explained that some of the owners of facilities shut by the Commission had showed flagrant disregard to the State Government regulations to register with the Safety Commission through its www.lasgsafetyreg.com portal, despite different attempts to ensure their compliance.
Other infractions include the non-regularization of their safety documents such as obtaining the Safety Compliance Certificate as required by Law.
He highlighted the lack of fire extinguishers, cleared marked exit routes with appropriate safety signages, food safety concerns, poor hygiene and housekeeping as other safety infractions identified by the Commission. Mr Mojola warned that the enforcement exercises would continue regularly across the State until full compliance is ensured and as such, he enjoined owners and operators of the affected and other relevant facilities to institute a safety-first policy to preserve their businesses and enhance the well-being of not only their staff but also visiting members of the public.