The Lagos State Safety Commission has commenced a comprehensive safety audit in all public facilities in the state.
This was made known by the Director General of the commission, Mr. Fouad Oki while addressing senior environmental health officers during the flag-off of the project at the secretariat, Alausa.
According to Oki, this exercise is crucial because it is expected that the commission executes its lawful responsibilities both within and outside government owned facilities without bias.
Speaking further, the Director General said the exercise is intended to identify hazards, analyze associated risks and recommend safety measures aimed at eliminating any form of hazard.
The Deputy Director of LSSC, Aderonke Odeneye took the environmental health officers through the checklist which they are to work with and implored them to do a thorough job.
She stressed the need for them to work as a team and amongst other thing identify things that are needed to abate some safety impediments like trip hazards, trailing cables, toilets, exit routes, fire/smoke alarms things in order to achieve best result for the good of all.
Odeneye stated further that 50 trained environmental health officers within the public service have been chosen to carry out the task which is expected to last for two weeks. The officers, according to her, have been grouped into five teams for effectiveness.