The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has kick-started a “Safe-to-Load” training programme for their personnel to be held in Lagos state.
The training, according to the Lagos State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Hyginus Omeje, is to help check the high rate of road crashes involving articulated vehicles and tankers.
The training which was specially held for its desk officers at depots and tank farms, will help them better carry out a thorough supervision and check on tankers and articulated vehicles at the different depots before loading.
“”Safe-to-Load” training is to build up the capacity of our officers that are in the tank farms and to enhance safe haulage of petroleum products on Nigerian roads.
“We have earlier posted our officers to the various depots not only in Lagos but also across the nation such as Calabar and Port Harcourt where there are tank farms.
“We need to build up their capacity to be able to give assurance on the type of vehicles that will be allowed to load petroleum products at the depots” Omeje said.
Omeje revealed that a total of 100 of its personnel will undergo the training.
He added that 25 personnel will be fixed in 4 different batches each.
The sector commander thus called on all drivers to follow the laid down guidelines for loading as well as driving safely on the roads in order to avoid road crashes.