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NPA advises dock workers on protective gear

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has advised
dockworkers to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during operations to
ensure safety.

Port Manager of Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Apapa,
Mallam Nasir Anas Mohammed gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.

Mohammed, who said the advice was an expression of
NPA’s commitment to ensuring the safety of workers in the port, warned that the
agency would not hesitate to sanction any terminal operator whose workers
failed to adhere to the safety regulations.
He said, “The port is (an) operational area and so
for that reason, safety is always the top priority in any port of the world and
in Lagos Port Complex, we have given it the topmost priority.
“The terminals that operate here are aware. They
must kit all their workers with adequate PPE – that is, Personal Protective
“Any worker in a terminal, found not to be fully
kitted, that terminal usually gets sanctioned.
“And because over a period of time we have insisted
on that and they have also seen the need for that, they usually comply.
“Any worker in any of the terminals must be properly
kitted, including identification because even wearing of ID card is a
“And then wearing overalls, safety boots, safety
gears, different sorts of gear meant to enhance safety operations in the
terminals, is a mandatory requirement.”
The Port Manager said the enforcement of the safety regulations at the port had
ensured a near-zero accident record at the docks.
He said the port’s Health and Safety Department would continue to monitor the
terminals closely to ensure workers’ compliance with safety guidelines.

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