‘Create healthy environment for workers’

Mental-Health.web_NIGERIAN employers have been advised to create healthy environment for workers, promote the best occupational health and safety standards.

Speaking at the 1000 Days Without Lost Time Accident organised by FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, Lagos, the Managing Director, of WAMCO, Rahul Colaco, said the company has achieved a lot in terms of safe workplace for the workers.

Colaco said that the achievement demonstrates teamwork, individual and collective commitment and dedication to high personal safety standards.

According to him, “We are proud of the high standards we have set for ourselves and the rest of the business within Nigeria. We are very proud of our employees, especially the Operations team. It is a great outcome especially when you consider that during the last 1000 days, we have completed several massive construction projects.

“Therefore, this is a good opportunity to celebrate our value on safety which recongnises that safety is not just a priority but it is important to well being. The best part is that our families back home are the biggest beneficiaries of this safety culture. Keeping safe and going home every day with a sense of safety remains a key focus in everything we do and ultimately, our ambition is to move from safety, being a rule to a habit.”

Colaco informed that FriesIlandCampina WAMCO recently received the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Award for Safety performance. He added that the award recognises successful companies with safety programmes that produce tangible safety improvements.

“Out of more than 200 eligible companies in Lagos, 56 submitted applications and only 10 received awards this year”.

In continuing he said: “FriestlandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, has been a necessary part of most Nigeria homes since 1954 through its iconic brand peak milk. Our company is a multinational manufacturing company and an affiliate of royal frieslandcampina of the Netherlands, one of the largest dairies cooperative in the world.

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