By Arinola Kolade
To mark this year’s Safety Awareness Day, management of Eunisell Limited, Lagos said health, safety, preservation of the environment and staff wellbeing must be accorded priority at the workplace.
At a workshop to mark the day in Lagos, experts revealed that the ratio of serious accidents to near misses in the work environment was estimated at 1 to 300 at-risk behaviours.
Addressing the staff, Group Managing Director of Eunisell, Mr Chika Ikenga who noted the importance of safety in workplaces said: “At Eunisell, safety and the environment are our primary concerns, thus we take the wellbeing of our team, customers and vendors very seriously. While working on projects, we are duty-bound and committed to implementing our Health, Safety and Environment, HSE, policy as well as meeting the rigorous standards set by our customers.”
Ikenga explained that at-risk behaviour is an activity or work-related environmental issue that fails to meet or bypass best practices, safety programmes and training procedures. Lack of HSE knowledge and awareness was also cited as a major at-risk behaviour.
Ikenga further said they want their business and operations to be as risk-free as possible and “our impact on the environment to be minimal.
“Our approach is proactive and this is why our Health, Safety and Environment policy evolves and is adaptive to meet the unique needs of each project without compromise.
Other topics at the event include; How to identify hazards in the workplace; and Risk assessment for day-to-day operations, created the necessary awareness that behind every fatality or serious injury, there are hundreds of at-risk behaviours and unidentified hazards.
Since its establishment in 1996, Eunisell has been providing bespoke solutions to firms in the industrial, downstream and upstream sectors, developing eco-friendly solutions to help companies achieve optimal performance and profitability.