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20 April 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Ikeja Electric, IE, has attributed its zero-fatality record in the first quarter of this year to its effective safety policy and programmes.
The power distribution company or Disco, according to the recent safety report released by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency, NEMSA, recorded no loss of life either of employees or third party between January and March this year.
In the report which covers the eleven Electricity Distribution Companies operating in the country and the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Ikeja Electric and two other distribution companies had a clean slate in terms of fatalities.
Speaking on the record, company’s Head, Health, Safety and Environment, HSE, Engr. Jamiu Badmos, explained that safety is a non-critical
Over the years, Ikeja Electric has elevated its safety standards to reduce hazards and fatalities. Its 2018 HSE campaign tagged ‘Target Zero’ encompasses series of periodic initiatives, including internal HSE training, safety hurdles at the undertaking units, contractors’ safety engagement, public safety sensitisation programme on electrical infrastructure, field compliance monitoring among other activities.
The company also recently launched its proprietary board game, Power Play, an educative and entertaining game designed to inculcate the culture of safety against electricity hazards among consumers. Professional bodies such as the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, and Lagos State Safety Commission have endorsed the game, which is currently being distributed across secondary and tertiary institutions in Lagos State.