The Lagos State Government has declared zero tolerance on factories and private organizations that violate health and safety rules and regulations.
This assertion was made by the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission while sealing Multipak Nigeria Limited, a plastic production factory at Plot F8, KudiratAbiola Way, Oregun, Lagos for violation of safety rules and regulations, and complete lack of a safety management system which led to the untimely death of one Mr. Femi Olatunde, a factory worker who got his head stocked while operating one of the processing machines.
Mojola stated that Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration is passionate about the safety of lives and property of its citizenry.
According to him, on no account should any factory operate without putting in place safe systems of work processes, good housekeeping, safety signage, fire fighting and suppression equipment, good electrical wiring systems and a clean environment devoid of hazards to the lives of workers and visitors.
He further stated that investigation is ongoing with regards to safety infractions at another steel factory in Odonguyan, Ikorodu. If they are found wanting after the investigation, the factory will be sealed and prosecuted fully in line with the law.
He urged organizations and individuals to embrace best practice in international safety operations to prevent fatal incidences that endanger lives adding that safety of lives and property is our collective responsibility.
He warned factories and organisations that violate safety rules will be severely sanctioned.