Firm urges  service providers to observe work place safety



The Business Development Manager, West Africa Height Safety Limited, Andre Van Dyk, has stressed the need for organisations to observe safety measures at the work place, to reduce casualties during accidents.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos, at a press conference, Van Dyk said that about 100 people lost their lives in all sectors of the economy in the country, stressing that safety remains paramount to the Information and Communications Technology industry.

According to him, “one-third of work hazards in Lagos are related to ladder accidents, many of which are connected to the telecommunications sector.”

Van Dyk called on organizations to train their workers consistently on how to avoid such hazards. “Too often, body recoveries are being done at various sites because of falls that could have been avoided if such organisations had paid attention to training and retraining of staff in the skill of mounting elevated positions.”

Van Dyk stated that although the concept of height safety is relatively new, the company has trained over 20,000 people in the last five years in line with global standards.

According to him, the company is a member of Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria; Services Education Training Authority (SETA), Institute of Working for Heights (IWHS), among others.

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