The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) has summoned operators of communication infrastructures in the state to prepare for a safety audit of their facilities within the state.
According to a notice sent to operators of telecommunication facilities, signed by LSSC Director General, Lanre Mojola, the exercise is in accordance with the Commission’s statutory duty.
The Commission explained that the push behind the exercise is to ensure safety of lives and properties at all levels and to sensitize all stakeholders that will be directly connected with the exercise and other safety related issues that will enhance safety culture within the state.
LSSC listed affected players in the state to include Mobile Networks Operators (MNOs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Infrastructure Providers, Banks, Finance House & Capital Market Operators, Downstream Oil Operators, Television and Radio Broadcasting Stations and other companies using communication infrastructure located within the geographical boundaries.
The statement read in part: “The physical inspection will cut across the following infrastructure: Work Place Safety Audit; Experience Centre Safety Audit & Inspections, Systems Audits and Health & Safety Process for all Communication Infrastructure ; and Inspection of Safety Signages and adequate safety lightning across work places including cell sites, Experience Centres and offices.”
Meanwhile, LSSC has directed concerned companies to prepare for the safety audit within one month, and “to come forward and do a proper documentation and secure necessary Safety Compliance Approval for their respective infrastructures.”
“Relevant Stakeholders can visit our office at The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja. We therefore seek for the cooperation of all the companies connected with this exercise,” the commission concluded.