Lafarge Africa Conducts Health, Safety Awareness Training for Construction Firms in Kano


Ugo Aliogo

One of the country’s leading building solutions providers Lafarge Africa Plc, has recently conducted two Safety Awareness training programmes for over 70 employees of Brains and Hammers Limited and TEC Engineering Company (Nigeria) Limited, both in Kano State.

The Health and Safety training programmes are part of a broader commitment Lafarge Africa makes with its partners and customers to enable them improve the safety standards and practices on their sites.

Speaking during the sessions, Director for Health and Safety at Lafarge Africa Plc, Graeme Bride, said Lafarge is committed to positively impacting the construction industry in Nigeria, adding that they are willing to share their rich and global experience in health and safety with their customers and partners, “Our goal is ultimately to conduct our business with zero harm to people and create a healthy and safe environment for our clients and employees.”

Meanwhile, Brains and Hammers Limited is involved in the construction sector in Kano state and is currently building over 15,000 units of shops and offices across a land mass of about 1,370 meters by 1063 meters. While TEC Engineering Company (Nigeria) Limited TEC- is currently building a fly over project in Kano (5km) and culverts, roads and bridges in Adamawa (2km).

In acknowledging the impact of the training, participants from both Brains and Hammers Limited and TEC Engineering Company (Nigeria) Limited expressed appreciation for the programmes, adding that it is a welcome development and an added value they have received from partnering with Lafarge.

The training sessions were aimed at improving the safety standards and practices in these construction companies and on their project sites.