Built Stakeholders Agree On Elevator Safety Standards


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

This was part of the agreement reached at the end of a stakeholders’ meeting between the Lagos State Safety Commission and Lifts and Vertical Transportation Association, Lagos State Chapter.

The equipment safety workshop for Y2024 with the theme “Safety Compliance in the Elevator and Vertical equipment Industry took place at the Movenpick Hotel, Ikoyi.

In his remarks, Director General, Lagos Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, said the workshop was neccesssary for 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.

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 cannot be compromised.

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

In his keynote address, the 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”.

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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