By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc, has been rewarded for its strict adherence to high safety policy and commitment to safety of life.
The firm was recently named as the 2018 WSO-NG Concerned Organization of the Year at World Safety Organizations (WSO) National Conference and Awards held in Lagos.
WSO is an international association of HSE Professionals offering a broad selection of accredited professional certifications for Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health professionals worldwide.
At the awards ceremony, WSO explained that it honoured Ikeja Electric for its outstanding dedication and support to “making safety a way of life.”
Also, the group announced Ikeja Electric’s Head of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE), Engineer Jamiu Badmos, as winner of the prestigious WSO-NG Environmental/Occupational Safety Person of the Year 2018 award for his unalloyed commitment to the growth of HSSE profession and dedication to “Making Safety a Way of Life” and thereafter appointed as Safety and Emergency Response Ready (SafERR) Ambassador.
Receiving the awards, Engr. Badmos noted that the success and laurels achieved so far by Ikeja Electric in QHSE was a testament of the commitment of both management and staff to maintain international standard of operations in health and safety.
“As a forward thinking organization in the energy sector, we are pleased and happy that the hard-work and commitment of our employees to safety rules and standards have not gone unrecognized. Our determination to expend extra effort to enhance safety and conduct operations in a manner that adheres strictly to all regulatory requirements is a recipe for most of these awards bestowed on Ikeja Electric,” he said.
He further noted that the high safety culture which is deeply entrenched among staff is conscientiously passed to customers, contractors and partners.
The company recently introduce its proprietary board game POWERPLAY© to educate people on safety measures. The Board game, which can accommodate up to six (6) players is designed as an “edutainment” tool, providing critical information relating to electrical hazards and safety measures that can prevent loss of life and property.
The POWERPLAY© has received positive reviews from educational institutions and professional associations for its usefulness as a vital tool to teach safety to both adults and children.
In recent times Ikeja Electric has won multiple awards from local and International organizations with a recent recognition from the Lagos State Safety Commission for its outstanding commitment to safety.
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