LAWMA trains workers on highways safety techniques
To prevent accidents and equip its workers on the highways with the right health and safety techniques, the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has organised a three-day training programme for supervisors of highway sweepers in the state.
The Managing Director, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said LAWMA was totally committed to ensuring good welfare and safety of highway sweepers, working relentlessly to ensure that every part of the metropolis was cleaned up.
He noted that the training provided a platform for proper re-orientation of the supervisors, who would impart the knowledge gained to the sweepers under their watch, adding that this would go a long way in implanting safety consciousness in the minds of the sweepers.
“The train-the-trainers programme would also pave way for improvement on the job being done, to ensure a cleaner and livable Lagos,” he said while urging the participants to imbibe the culture of safety consciousness in the course of their duties, as most work-related accidents were caused by ignorance and carelessness.
Director of Safety Training, Education and Skills Development, Mr. Adeyinka Adebiyi, noted that the training was packaged in a way that would be easy for the supervisors to transmit it to the sweepers under them. He mentioned the dangers inherent in not following safety rules at work and urged the participants to pay necessary attention to health and safety tips in their assigned beats.
It would be recalled that a street sweeper, Folasade Ogunniyi, was knocked into a lagoon in Lagos while performing her duty on the Third Mainland Bridge six weeks ago.
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