Lafarge Africa, CCECC partner on safety practices in construction industry
Lafarge Africa Plc and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) have partnered on a safety awareness programme for over 100 CCECC employees.
The partnership, aimed at improving the safety standards and practices in one of the largest construction companies in Nigeria, is targeted at engineers, nurses and safety officers of CCECC drawn from its project sites in the country.
Speaking about the training initiative, Director for Health & Safety at Lafarge Africa Plc, Graeme Bride, said: “Lafarge is delighted to leverage its global experience in Health and Safety for positive impact on the construction industry in Nigeria. Health and Safety is at the forefront of what we do. Our aspiration is to conduct our business with zero harm to people and create a healthy and safe environment for our employees.”
Executive Director of CCECC Liao Jian Feng said: “We are happy to partner with Lafarge on this initiative. CCECC will continue to promote and adopt a safety environment standard by its employees and its subcontractors.”
“During the training programme, engineers, technicians and other operational employees were trained on the risks related to their construction work while health workers and nurses were trained on how to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
“There were also sessions on the best onsite safety practices such as deployment of safety signages as well as procedures for reporting and responding to incidents”, a statement from Lafarge read in part.
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