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Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos State command on Friday, advised petrol tanker drivers to adhere to safety regulations during loading and on transit.

Mr Hyginus Omoje, the Sector Commander, gave this advice during a sanitisation workshop to mark the three years anniversary of “Safe-to-load FRSC intervention programme”.

Omoje, said that Safe-to-load was instituted to curb road crashes and tanker fire outbreaks, halt loss of lives, economic waste and its negative impacts on the environment.

According to him, safety is an all-encompassing thing, involving the depot owners, managers, safety officers and the drivers in the chain of petroleum product distribution and transportation.

“We started posting our officers to depots to assist the owners and their managers to adhere to regulations with the fire outbreaks reoccurring at alarming rates. The truck checklist, which we issued to depots is a comprehensive safety template that if religiously followed by the operators, will save us from a lot of road crashes and fire incidents”.

He said that the command wished to use the event to remind the drivers and the depot owners to adhere to the provisions of the truck and depot checklist.

Mr Adebayo Habib, the spokesman of the operators, called on the command to take the campaign to the various depots as most infractions started from the depots.

He also pledged on behalf of the tanker owners to ensure that every depot would employ the services of professional Health Safety Environment (HSE) officers to ensure checks at depots.


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