Stakeholders charge operators to adhere to elevator safety standards 

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Stakeholders at the event

Stakeholders have resolved that elevator safety standards must be strictly followed to further avert a negative occurrence in the built industry.

This and others were among the communique reached at the end of a stakeholders’ meeting between the Lagos State Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations in conjunction with the Lagos State Safety Commission and Lagos State Lifts and Vertical Transportation Association.

The equipment safety workshop for the year 2024 with the theme “Safety Compliance in the Elevator and Vertical equipment Industry” took place at the Movenpick Hotel, Ikoyi, had in attendance various stakeholders’ in the industry.

The Director General, Lagos Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola in his opening remarks said the workshop was necessitated towards enhancing safety standards and fostering compliance within the elevator and vertical transportation sector.

“This workshop serves as a pivotal platform for industry professionals, regulatory bodies and stakeholders’ to come together, exchange knowledge and collaborate towards a safer environment for all.

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Mojola disclosed that with rapid urbanization and technological advancement, registration of lifts, regulation and enforcement of safety standards in line with best practice in the sector could not be compromised.

He recalled that there had been incidents of elevator breakdowns and safety breaches, thus, emphasising the urgent need for a paradigm shift.

Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr Olugbenga Oyerinde, said the workshop is so important, because a strong occupational safety and health culture is not just a goal, but a fundamental necessity in any workplace.

“It is our collective commitment to safety management that we can prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities while safeguard ing the future success and growth of our business,” Oyerinde said.

Highlights of the event include presentation of papers by different experts, offering guidance on how we can collectively address these issues and elevate safety standards to new heights.

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