The management of Dori Construction and Engineering Nigeria Limited has reaffirmed its commitment to the promotion of safety and health of workers on its project sites.
Chief Financial Officer of the firm, Mr Harel Yedid made the affirmation at an event to commemorate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019.
He noted that the company commemorated the World Safety Day 2019 like in previous years to demonstrate the premium it placed on the safety, health and wellbeing of its workers.
Safety Record can report that the company organised the event at its seven construction sites currently in operation, including the proposed Emerald Continental site at Victoria Island, Lagos on April 23.
Yedid said, “Management is giving support to the promotion of HSE in the company.”
He encouraged the workers to actively participate in HSE hazard identification programs to keep the site safe for their operations.
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Giving a talk on “Sustaining a positive HSE Culture”, the HSE Manager of Dori, Engr. Oluwemimo Sam-Aghedo, said that no company could execute any project without people, adding that people were one of the four elements required for safety to work.
Engr. Sam-Aghedo described construction as a “high-risk” industry, stressing that all over the world, many construction workers had sustained life-altering injuries and suffered fatalities because of hazards that could be prevented.
She noted that the success of any company’s HSE management system therefore depended on the co-operation and effort of her workforce.
The HSE Manager disclosed that on the Emerald Continental project site, the company had recorded up to 400,000 man-hours without Loss Time Injury (LTI), which could only have been achieved with the workers dedicated to safety.
According to her, the World Safety Day is a “big deal” at Dori because it is a day to recognise and celebrate the contribution of workers towards the success of the organisation’s HSE management system.
Safety Record can report that the event featured a drama presentation on the dangers of alcohol intake on site in line with the theme of this year’s World Safety Day, “A Safe and Healthy Future of Work”.
One of the company’s workers, Mr Osas Ihasuyi was presented with a “Safety Champion” award for the month of April 2019 at the Emerald Continental site for effective hazard identification that controlled the risk of electrocution on site.