By Okafor Joseph Energy Reporter
Wednesday, 22,2017 @ 7:55
Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Anthony Youdeowei revealed this to newsmen through a release signed by him and made available to the Sprindnews.
According to him, Ikeja Electric Plc becomes the first and only company in the power sector to receive this highly- prized OHSAS 18001 Certification; an attestation to our dedication and passion for sustainable safety cultured and excellence.
The CEO further stressed that with the ISO 9001 certification, the company is now the first Electricity Distribution Company to set up Business Improvement Models with customers focus in Nigeria, in line with international best practices.
Continuing, Youdeowei attributed the achievement of the companies in this respect to the new innovations.
On safety compliance permit, safety code(10 commandments) just like the life-saving rules, Reward System for Safety compliance, top Management commitment and involvement in safety activities, Training and the use of quality materials at all time in its daily operations especially the maintenance and replacement of obsolete electrical items in the system.
In his words, the new innovations which we put in place has enabled the company win various awards including best HSE Practicing Company, Power and Utility at 9jaSafe Hall of Fame Award-2015;Best Health and Safety Initiatives in Nigeria at the Nigeria Risk Award -2016;Merit Award for Outstanding Commitment to Health ,Safety& Environment at 9jaSafe Hall of Fame Award -2016, Health & Safety Recognition Award by the Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers(NISE)-2016.
CEO Anthony Youdeowei said as a responsible organization, the safety standard and training is not limited to IE staff but to customers and other stakeholders, especially the Licensed Electrical Contractors Association of Nigeria, who are certified to carry out installations of electrical items in various communities especially the wiring of buildings, to ensure compliance with safety and also to assist in reminding IE customers of some basic guidelines that will help save lives at all time.
He finally explained that the company has partnered with many reputable companies to ensure adequate training for most workers in the company in ensuring ISO safety standard as it will assist to prevent the accident during their daily operations.