Ikeja Electric Plc has emerged as the first company in the power sector to be conferred with the ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 International Certification, as a mark of its commitment to safety as well as quality management of materials and resources.
With the ISO 9001 certification, the company was also the first electricity distribution company to set up business improvement models with customer focus in Nigeria, in line with international best practices.
The Chief Executive Officer Ikeja Electric, Anthony Youdeowei, explained that with this achievement, Ikeja Electric Plc had become the first and only company in the power sector to receive the highly-prized certification.
He attributed the feat to the company’s dedication and passion for sustainable safety culture and excellence and the new innovations on safety compliance permit, and safety code (10 commandments)
The new innovations, according to him “has enabled the company win various awards including best HSE practicing company, power and utility at 9jasafe Hall of Fame Award – 2015; best health and safety initiatives in Nigeria at the Nigerian Risk Award – 2016; Merit Award for Outstanding Commitment to Health, Safety & Environment at 9jasafe Hall of Fame Award – 2016, Health & Safety Recognition Award by the Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISE) – 2016”.
According to him, the company has partnered with many reputable companies to ensure adequate training for most workers in the company, in ensuring ISO safety standard as it will assist to prevent accident during their daily operations.