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Lafarge Africa offers safety training

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Nigeria-based Lafarge Africa Plc, part of LafargeHolcim Group, has partnered with Canaancity Consortium, an association of Nigerian and foreign companies that is building over 700 housing units the first phase of estates its is developing. The partnership will seek to improve safety standards and practices at Canaancity’s construction sites.

“We are always pleased to share our experience on safety win the Nigerian construction industry,” said Graeme Bride, Director for Health & Safety at Lafarge Africa. “Our aspiration to business with zero harm is not limited to our factories and employees. We are also particular about safety on the sites of our clients and contractors.”

During the training programme, engineers, technicians and other operational employees were trained on the risks related to their construction work. The programme also trained health workers on how to prepare for and respond to emergencies, as well as offering sessions on the best onsite safety practices.

“We are happy to partner with Lafarge on this initiative,” said CEO of Canaancity Constortium, Tokunbo Olofin. “In will improve our project site safety standards and reduce lost time incidents. We see this engagement as an avenue to build a stronger relationship with Lafarge.”

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