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Health & Safety

Safety is a top priority for the Group and for Lafarge Nigeria. A stringent safety policy is in place to promote a culture of safety that establishes Lafarge Ngeria as one of the world's leading companies in this domain. We also participate in health programs that benefit its employees as well as our local communities.

Safety: The top priority

 

Lafarge is the safest company in its sector. Since 2002, the Group has achieved a significant reduction in both the frequency and the gravity of work-related accidents. These improvements are due in part to the Group's Health and Safety management system, which defines the minimum safety levels required for all Lafarge sites.

 

A great deal remains to be done to become one of the safest industrial groups in the world. For this reason, employee safety is the Group's number one priority.

 

To reach its target of zero fatal accidents and keep lost time injuries to a minimum, Lafarge:

 

  • informs employees and subcontractors of work-related risks and provides appropriate training
  • supervises the systematic application of safety rules
  • implements incident reporting procedures and regular audits
  • identifies and communicates best practices and drives their adoption across all work sites
Worker at the quarry at Sénas in the South of France

Worker at the quarry at Sénas in the South of France

Health and safety

All Lafarge employees are committed to respecting certain rules to ensure the highest levels of health and safety.

 

Targeting zero accidents

East Africa: Driving for excellence

Lafarge places its employees' safety at the heart of its concerns and extends its best practices to the service providers involved in its activity.
The Group's objective is to attain "0 fatal accidents". This is achieved, in particular, by significantly reducing road accidents involving the trucks of haulage contractors working for Lafarge.

In 2006, Lafarge launched its "Driving for Excellence" program in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This is a comprehensive program:

  • after undergoing training, the drivers must obtain a road safety permit to be able to work at the 4 factories in the region,

  • vehicles are inspected regularly to ensure they comply with the Group's technical demands in the area of safety,

  • road patrols are organized every month, involving road haulage

Since 2006, not a single truck operating for Lafarge in East Africa has been involved in a fatal accident.

 

Improving work safety for everyone

Lafarge Nigeria has targeted a significant reduction in its lost-time injury rate. To achieve our target of zero fatal accidents and keep fatalities down to a minimum, Lafarge Nigeria    

  • informs employees and subcontractors of work-related risks and provides appropriate training,

  • supervises the systematic application of safety rules,

  • implements incident reporting procedures and regular audits,

  • identifies and communicates best practices and drives their adoption across all work sites.

 

Supporting employee health

The health of Lafarge Nigeria's employees is important to our success. A comprehensive group-wide occupational health program has been introduced that includes regular medical examinations.

 

 

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