Promasidor Nigeria Limited has restated its commitment to ensuring the safety of its employees and risk-free operations as it remains unwavering in adherence to health and safety requirements for organisational development.
The assurance was given at the company’s Safety Day held recently under the theme: ‘No Safety, Know Pain’, where stakeholders enlightened the workforce on health and safety measures, both at work and home.
Head, Technical of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Jean Robert Thouanel said life is meaningful and worthwhile when safety is present and aglow, and safety is at the front burner of the company’s operations.
He said, “over the years, Promasidor has continued to improve on its safety consciousness, and as the business grows, it enhances its approach to safe work ethics.”
He pointed out that the company had received commendation from government regulatory agencies and industry associations due to its high level of compliance to health, safety and environment.
Thouanel, who represented Anders Einarsson’s managing director outlined measures undertaken on work safety to include provision of the company’s safety manuals to employees and stakeholders, safety induction for every visitor and contractor, and the upgrade of hose reel system which complements the fire hydrant system and existing hose reels stations.
He noted that all employees of the company had insurance coverage in case of work accident.
For upholding safety ethics in the company, Promasidor presented certificates to deserving employees and urged them to be steadfast in their commitment to ensure accident-free operations.
In his remark, the guest speaker, Lanre Eyinfunjowo, Managing Director, Donald Resources and Services Limited, who spoke on the topic, ‘Making Safety a Culture,’ said safety ethics should not end at work but also be imbibed at home.
Eyinfunjowo, who is a safety expert, advised that employees should have basic safety knowledge and operate equipment like fire extinguisher, even at home as part of tools to combat fire outbreak.
He stated that good safety culture could eliminate accidents at work and associated illness that may follow many years after, which a company may not envisaged.
According to him, the International Labour Organisation’s statistic shows that 2.2million people die every year as a result of accidents at workplace, and this could be traced to poor leadership structure in organisations where deaths occur. On this, he commended Promasidor for existing facilities to ensure work safety.
On his part, Dr. Godwin Efobi, Head, Medical, Hygeia HMO, who conducted a health check for employees at the event, enlightened them on what they should know about breast and prostate cancer.
He pointed out the symptoms associated with both types of cancer, how breast cancer it could be identified in women and men as it is not related to the female folks alone.
He advised quick seeking of medical practitioners assistance. This includes regular medical check in order to be physically fit for work