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About the Summit

The 2014 Construction and Manufacturing Safety Summit is a unique opportunity for your organisation to connect with leading built environment and manufacturing professionals who work both in the private and government sectors.

The organisers of the event; The Lagos State Safety Commission and Total Facilities Limited, an approved safety agent of the Commission are committed to raising standards and awareness of health and safety in the most dangerous industry; construction and likewise manufacturing through an energising and informative programme of speakers, workshops and facilitating networking business opportunities for sponsors through an interactive exhibition.

Theme of the event is: `Construction and Manufacturing Safety – Know Your Score`

Delegates at the event will include construction professionals; architects, mechanical/electrical engineers, structural engineers, project managers, facilities managers, safety officers, managers and others. Also included would be service providers to the sectors; scaffolding experts, lift suppliers/installers, crane suppliers and more.

For the first time, the event will also feature experts and speakers on safe access provisions for persons with disabilities (PwD), to include NGZ–AGSAM Limited who is also a co-fund raiser.

Sponsors and exhibitors will receive acknowledgement prior to, during and after the event through summit materials and advertisement, and enjoy significant contact with the delegates during the exhibition.

The exhibition will open for the duration of the summit

About Lagos State Safety Commission

The Lagos State Safety Commission is the first of its kind in Nigeria, and perhaps in sub- Saharan Africa. Enacted on 26th July 2011, it has the responsibility to develop strategies that will build and support a sustainable safety culture through a regulated and coordinated safety system.

Background Information

The growth in manufacturing and the construction sectors often symbolizes economic growth. The increased activities in these sectors are all evident to see in Lagos State, indicating a growing economy.

While it is encouraging to see the growth in both sectors, it must also be realized that construction is the most dangerous industry in the world, killing or injuring more people than any other. To put in perspective, “more Americans died on construction sites in 2012 in America than soldiers on war front Afghanistan for the same period”. In the absence of realistic data to confirm number of fatalities or injuries in construction related accidents in Nigeria, the Lagos State Safety Commission is poised to continue to raise safety awareness amongst the professionals in the sector as a means to reducing and eliminating those hazards causing major injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the sector, including manufacturing.

Who should attend?

You should attend if you are:

  • Architects & Designers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Production (Factory)Managers
  • Site Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Health & Safety Practitioners
  • Developers
  • Contractors
  • Supervisors
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Suppliers to the sectors (Scaffolding experts, MEWP suppliers, etc.)
  • Risk & Insurance Managers
  • Safety Equipment Service Engineers & Suppliers

Why you should attend

Get up close and personal with leaders in the sectors, service/product suppliers and government regulators

Learn from experts on the best safety practice today in the manufacturing and construction industries

Discuss the challenges facing construction and manufacturing companies in ensuring workplace safety

Learn from the regulators about compliance expectations and enforcement strategies

Hear what harmonised inspection by Regulators will mean for you

Measure the cost of compliance against sanctions

Discover the health, safety and environmental impacts of non-compliance

Learn how to design-out safety hazards and improve accessibility for persons with disability.

Summit Agenda


8.45 – 9.45 Registration/ Coffee/Exhibition
9.45 - 9.50 MC Opens
9.50 - 10.00 Welcome & Housekeeping
10.00 - 10.20

Zero Harm in the workplace: The Lagos State Safety Commission`s Perspective

This presentation delivers the Lagos State Safety Commission`s position on achieving zero harm in the workplace.

Mrs Dominga Odebunmi, Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission

10.20 - 10.25 Address by Sponsor
10.25 - 10.45

Site Safety Responsibilities - A Principal Contractor`s View

Managing a construction site as principal contractor (i.e., the responsibilities), highlighting the safety & health challenges of managing multiple contractor site.

(To be delivered by a major construction contractor)

10.45 - 10.50

Goodwill Messages from Home and Abroad

Mrs Nike Olokode, Executive Director, Safety Plus

10.50 - 11.30 Tea Break & Exhibition
11.30 - 11.50

Easing the Burden of Inspections – The New Approach

In recognition of the burden on businesses of multi-agency health and safety inspections, the Regulators have harmonised inspectorates so as to ease the burden on businesses. Find out what this new approach means for your organisation.

Mrs Olusola Oworu, Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce & Industry

11.50 - 12.10

The Health Impact of Manufacturing & Construction Activities on Employees

This presentation brings to the fore the health consequences of exposure of workers to dust, noise, material particles, ergonomics and to other work related hazards. Learn how to control both the short and long term effects.

Dr. K Layeni-Adeyemo, Director, Lagos State Ministry of Health

12.10 - 12.15 Address by Sponsor
12.15 - 12.40 Q & A
12.40 - 1.00

Avoiding the Invincible Killer called `Electricity`

Electrical hazards exists in almost every workplace, It kills and injures many on a regular basis for lack of safety awareness. This presentation will add4ress how you will identify electrical hazards, protect and deal with victims of electricity

General Manager, Lagos State Electricity Board

1.00 - 1.20

Safe Universal Access – Getting It Right

This presentation will address the need and the legal requirements for the provision of safe accessible facilities for people with disabilities

Arc. Ngozi N. Ugoji, CEO, NGZ-AGSAM Limited

1.20 - 1.40

Immune To A Fall

This presentation will educate delegates on how to take simple, practical measures to reduce the risk of a fall while working at heights.

Ian Fyall, Falck Prime Atlantic

1.40 - 2.00

When Your PPE Is Not A Protective Equipment

Learn from a foremost innovator and manufacturer of PPE equipment on the appropriate PPE for your work and possible consequences of inappropriate PPE

3M Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Nig. Ltd

2.00 - 2.30

Discussions / Q&A

An open house discussion on concerns and consensus about the way forward

Mr Dapo Taiwo, CEO, Total Facilities Limited
Mr Niyi Alli, Director of Operations, Nigeria Railway Corporation
Jamilah Hamza, Principal Legal Officer, National Human Rights Commission


8.15 - 8.55 Registration & Exhibition
9.00 - 9.10 Housekeeping & Welcome
WORKSHOP 1 (9.15 - 10am) & (11.15 - 12noon)


Whilst health and safety laws requires that risk assessment is undertaken by employers to ensure that employees do not suffer illness, a serious accident or death, evidence from practical experience has shown that risk isn’t being assessed.

Find out what you are required by law to do, how you carry out a risk assessment and how to use it

WORKSHOP 2 (10.15 - 11.00am) & (1.15 - 2.00pm)


The last few years has witnessed Government`s commitment in the drive for safety initiatives and how organizations should manage safety and reduce incidents in the workplace. It is often clear that someone could have done something to prevent or lessen the severity of an incident.

This is an opportunity for delegates to learn how to significantly increase productivity by building a safety culture.

WORKSHOP 3 (9.15 - 10.00am) & (1.15 - 2.00pm)


A must have competence building workshop. It will provide a broader understanding of how human factors (ergonomics) can be integrated into various levels of production system design and manual handling through a number of approaches for working with engineers to incorporate human factors earlier in design stages of products, manufacturing and assembly lines. While the workshop will use primarily manufacturing examples, participants from other sectors are encouraged to attend as the techniques covered are transferable to other sectors.

The workshop will emphasize the benefits of incorporating human factors into early design decisions in organizations

WORKSHOP 4 (10.15 - 11.00am) & (2.15 - 3.00pm)


A fully interactive workshop, it will discuss the role of the CLIENT in safety compliance on construction sites. It will look the reasons for differing compliance level by the same contractor on comparable projects What drives a Contractor to comply more on one project than the other?

The workshop will look to identify the reasons for the double standards by same contractor on different construction sites and proffer consensus solution for Regulators to consider

WORKSHOP 5 (10.15 - 11.00am) & (2.15 - 3.00pm)


Working at heights still accounts for the highest injuries and deaths to workers on construction sites. This occurs from the use of scaffolding, ladders, roof work etc. There are shared and different responsibilities for the construction project stakeholders which include Client, Contractor, Suppliers, HSE delegate and Supervisors

Learn about the responsibilities of each party to a construction and what is reasonable