Adhere to safety rules and regulations, IBEDC urge customers
THE management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), has urged its customers tp adhere strictly to the safety rules and standards.
The head of Health, Safety and Environment, Mrs. Mariam Arowolo, in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday, said that investigation has revealed that refusal to observe basic safety rules and procedures remains the greatest danger to IBEDC customers.
“This is especially evident in the habit of people not giving right of way to electricity installations by carrying out commercial activities under high tension wires.
“Despite numerous efforts to convince people about the dangers of being close to high voltage equipment such as wires, poles and substations, people continue to sell and patronise traders under them. Unfortunately, these are accidents waiting to happen and it presents a nightmare for our safety officials as we care about our people and do not want them to get electrocuted through avoidable circumstances”.
The statement further held that IBEDC as a responsible corporate organisation strives to meet up to the global standards for protection of lives and property. In order to cater for the welfare and safety of its customers, the company has intensified its Safety Awareness Campaign by reaching out to traders, drivers, electricians, mechanics, artisans and other customers under its coverage area.
“This is part of IBEDC’s concerted effort in ensuring the safety of lives and property in its franchise area and the awareness is being done via radio, TV, flyers, posters and online campaigns to disseminate critical safety information.
“In line with this commitment, IBEDC went a step further by embarking on a roadshow to various parts of Ibadan in which open air announcements were made and publicity materials on safety were distributed.
“The exercise covered major urban areas prone to accidents in Ibadan such as Apata, Toll gate, Soka, Academy, Ojoo market, Eleyele, Aleshinloye, Iwo Road and environs. Many passers-by and people going about commercial activities were sensitized about crucial safety habits and measures to take in case of emergencies”.
IBEDC, concluded by imploring the general public to be cautious of their environment and also ensure they comply with safety rules even as the company promised to continue to do its best at ensuring the protection of lives and property.