Operational risk management firm, Safety Consultant and Solutions Provider, SCSP, has promised to uphold standards in the safety industry as it marked 10 years of business expansion and continuity.
Addressing the media, Technical Director of the company, Anthonia Beri, noted that nonconformity to safety rules and standards had ripped off heavy investment, thus hindering economic growth in the country.
Beri pointed out that the company saw it necessary to memorialise its special day having gone this far in the face of tough challenges which it had been able to surmount with the cooperation of clients and other stakeholders.
She noted that the business environment had been mostly affected by financial constraints and consumers’ apathy to safety procedures.
Ben said, “Access to credit and fund to execute projects has been a major challenge in this environment. Banks rate are seemingly not profitable for most of our projects while getting trade credit is not as easy as ordinarily expected.
The reputation of the country with respect to doing business is another contender especially that a significant portion of our business requires overseas procurement.
“However, we have managed to overcome most of these challenges by adapting to our immediate business environment, getting funds from interested investors and credit organisations and also ensuring that we have the right capacity to deliver on projects. This has earned us client trust and provided better opportunities for us.”
She added that competition in the industry had assisted the company in waxing stronger, leveraging professionalism and competency.
“Our competences have ensured efficient market positioning for servicing of fortune 500 Companies and other global multinationals. Yet, our biggest achievement is in the awareness created by our services, especially to households and individuals who are now better informed on fire and safety risk management,” Ben stated.
Also speaking, the firm’s Administration and Human Resource Lead, Mrs. Uche Dike stated that government could help safety business to thrive in the country and also secure the economy through proper policy formulation. She lamented that most buildings in the country lacked adequate or standard fire safety infrastructure where the chance of fire incidents was above 50% with at least 60% possibility of loss of lives and properties.
“With proper policy, government can empower businesses like ours to provide mandatory safety services to ensure effective prevention and mitigation of fire-related accidents, Dike said.
According to Uche, the anniversary fanfare is expected to culminate tomorrow with a thanksgiving services at Our Lady Mother of Perpetual help Catholic Church in Ajah, Lagos and therefore sought the presence of clients, friends and families.