Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has organized a three-day training
program for highway sweepers’ supervisors in the state, to equip them with
basic health and safety skills needed for optimal performance and safety at
to the managing director of the agency, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, LAWMA was
totally committed to ensuring good welfare and safety of highway sweepers, working
relentlessly to ensure that every nook and cranny of the metropolis was cleaned
|Mr. Adeyinka Adebiyi entertaining questions from participants, during the 3-day capacity building for Highway/Streets sweepers’ supervisors, tagged Health and Safety, at Simpson Transfer Loading Station, Sura, Lagos, on Wednesday, 9th October, 2019.|
that the three-day training provided a platform for proper re-orientation of
the supervisors, who would impart the knowledge gained to the sweepers under
their watch, adding that this would go a long way in implanting safety
consciousness in the minds of the sweepers.
train-the-trainers program, apart from equipping our workers on the highways
with the right health and safety techniques, would also pave way for improvement
on the job being done, to ensure a cleaner and livable Lagos,” Dr. Gbadegesin
the participants to imbibe the culture of safety consciousness in the course of
their duties, stressing that most work-related accidents were caused by
ignorance and carelessness.
|Cross section of participants at the 3-day capacity building for highway/streets sweepers’ supervisors, tagged Health and Safety, at Simpson Transfer Loading Station, Sura, Lagos, on Wednesday, 9th October, 2019.|
his presentation, Mr. Adeyinka Adebiyi, Director of Safety Training, Education
and Skills Development, noted that the strategic training was packaged in a way
that would be easy for the supervisors to transmit it to the sweepers under them.
mentioned the dangers inherent in not following safety rules at work and urged
the participants to pay necessary attention to health and safety tips in their
professional facilitators from relevant agencies also engaged the supervisors
on key topics as “Basic Safety and Health at Work Place”, “Work Ethics and
Environment”, and others.