Elevator safety

Key stakeholders have emphasized the critical importance of adhering to elevator safety standards to prevent adverse incidents in the built environment. This consensus was reached at a stakeholders’ meeting convened by the Lagos State Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, in collaboration with the Lagos State Safety Commission and Lagos State Lifts and Vertical Transportation Association.

The annual equipment safety workshop, themed “Safety Compliance in the Elevator and Vertical Equipment Industry,” was held at the Movenpick Hotel in Ikoyi, drawing attendance from a diverse array of industry stakeholders.

In his opening address, Mr. Lanre Mojola, Director General of the Lagos Safety Commission, underscored the workshop’s significance in elevating safety standards and fostering compliance within the elevator and vertical transportation sector.

“With the rapid urbanization and technological advancements, the registration of lifts and the regulation and enforcement of safety standards must be upheld in accordance with industry best practices,” Mojola emphasized, citing previous incidents of elevator breakdowns and safety breaches as compelling reasons for urgent action.

Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr. Olugbenga Oyerinde, echoed Mojola’s sentiments, emphasizing the workshop’s importance in cultivating a robust occupational safety and health culture across workplaces.

“Our collective commitment to safety management is paramount in preventing accidents, injuries, and fatalities, while ensuring the sustained success and growth of our businesses,” Oyerinde affirmed.

The event featured presentations by industry experts, offering insights and guidance on collectively addressing safety concerns and elevating standards within the sector.

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