Education is seen as a veritable instrument through which the Society transmit its cultural heritage from one generation to another which makes it a critical sector of governance in which Government must focus on to realize his vision for the Society.

The Lagos Water Corporation under the leadership of Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus has been leaving no stone unturned in making the Corporation accident free and safe environment for all, by organising one-day training to help LWC Staff equipped with modern trend/knowledge in Fire Safety Procedures.

This assertion was made by Head, Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE), Mrs. Williams Aramide, during the one-day training on Fire Safety Procedures, on Thursday 31st May, 2018, at the LWC Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos

In her statement, while lauding the efforts of the LWC management before the commencement of the training, Mrs. Williams said the LWC, MD/CEO is using the programme to aid effective training/teaching delivery on the subject matter as organised by the Department of HSSE.

According to her, while declaring the training open, she stressed that “The role training plays in the establishment cannot be overemphasized which make it imperative and inevitable for the building capacity of Staff which reflects in their output.”

“The essence of today capacity building is to ensure that Staff are aware of simple fire safety handling procedures in work place Environment.

The facilitator, Mr. Ayetoro Olawale during the workshop exposed the staff to modern skills, methods, practices and procedures required of them to realize a better qualitative knowledge/delivery.

According to him, “Fire is Chemical reaction of Oxygen, Fuel and Heat”, and further described Triangle of Extinction as Cooling, Starvation and Smothering.

Mr. Ayetoro classified Fire into four (4) categories: Class A – Free Combotible (Paper, Money, Cloth); Class B – Fire involving Flammable Liquid; Class C – Gaseous Fire; Class D – Fire involving Metal.

In his explanation, he explained that the causes of fire are as a result of Accident (unseen), Arson (intentional), and Carelessness (overloading of electrical sockets).

Types of Extinguisher are as follows:
1, Water Fire Extinguisher for Class A.
2, Foam Fire Extinguisher for B.
3, CO2 Fire Extinguisher for Class C (Multipurpose)
4, Dry Chemical Powder for Fire Extinguisher for D.

He however demonstrated a Fire Extinguisher by Pulling the Pin, Aiming the base, Squeezing the lever, and Sweeping from side to side.

In his conclusion, he urged the Staff to Raise an Alarm, Call the Fire Service on 767 or 112, and Evacuate the building whenever there is Fire Outbreak, as a prompt measure to stay away from danger and efforts to put off the Fire.

The Staff however thanked the Management for coming up with a programme like this and look forward to more of it in the nearest future.

They promised to impact the outcome of the training in the Corporation and their respective homes whenever there is Fire outbreak.

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