Students Undergo Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Training
Students of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, recently increased their employability skills as they were trained on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) at the New Lecture Hall, Mechanical Engineering Department.
While explaining the procedures to the students, the Safety Manager, Nigeria Foundries Limited, Mrs. Sola Adenekan, said it involves creating organized efforts and procedures for identifying workplace hazards and reducing accidents and exposure to harmful situations and substances.
According to her, these also include training of personnel in accident prevention and response, emergency preparedness, and use of protective clothing and equipment. In her words, “HSE involves creating a systematic approach to complying with environmental regulations, such as managing waste or air emissions all the way to helping sites reduce the company’s carbon footprint”.
Mrs. Adenekan in the practical session showed the students the safety rules, regulations, violation procedures and the use of safety kits. “To avoid any accident, always stop first, think of what will go wrong, observe all safety regulations and finally proceed with care,” she said.
In his remarks, the Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Oluseyi Ajayi, said the training would help the students have a better understanding of how to prevent accidents that could lead to lose of life anywhere, and be able to have a competitive edge among their counterparts. He appreciated the efforts of the Nigeria Foundries Limited team and hoped for a more robust partnership in the nearest future.
The President, Covenant University Mechanical Engineering Students Association, Mr. Giwa Damilare, a final year student, hailed the initiative as a welcomed development that would expose him and his colleagues to the practical areas of their field.
The training is one of the dividends of the university’s industry partnership drive.