IHC Occupational Health and Safety Capability Statement
Overview: InSiGHt Health Consulting is a public health consulting firm registered in Nigeria and has been in operation since 2004. Our spectrum of services spans across programme research, health financing, health programming, health service delivery strengthening, health and safety and in-country service support.
Capability: We also specialize in the following areas:
Occupational health & safety inspections and audits: Auditing is an integral component of OHS planning, and a key to a well-functioning workplace system. It is widely believed that without the knowledge of the gaps inherent in any system, improvement process cannot take place. We offer safety inspections and risk assessments services as well as health and safety implementation support.
School safety: We developed a school health and safety solution called SafezoneTM in collaboration with Royal Society for Safety and Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), UK. SafezoneTM is a safety accreditation system that provides a vehicle for assessing level of compliance to health and safety standards in schools. It is the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa.
Occupational health and safety training: We have the expertise to conduct occupational health and safety training such as workplace ergonomics, fire safety, audiometry, recreational safety, transportation safety, identifying blood borne pathogens, first aid in the workplace and risk assessment etc.
Methods: We utilize a participatory approach in providing our occupational health and safety services. For the inspections, our schedules are set to ensure it does not disrupt any activity of the workplace while ensuring that it captures all relevant components of the workplace. Our SafezoneTM system is an automated system that grades the facility on the level of one to five based on the inspection outcomes and consequently provides a list of recommendations that will help the client to be safety compliant. Clients are then allowed to implement the recommendations of the safety audits after which a second round of audit will be conducted. We deploy hands-on and practical training with relatable practical and case studies to improve the interactions of the training sessions.
Expertise: Our key personnel are qualified and experienced occupational health and safety professionals, who are certified members of Institute of Safety Professional of Nigeria (ISPoN). They have professional certifications from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), a UK-based independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety and environmental practice and management and; the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). In addition, we have a pool of trained assessors and auditors who are also certified safety professionals. Our organization is a recognized and accredited safety training organization (STO) by the Lagos State Safety Commission.
Clients: We have provided occupational health and safety services to the following organizations:
- Lagos State Safety Commission (School safety
- workplace safety, policy development, etc.)
- Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA)
- Project (SafeZone – RANA school health and safety pilot)
- Nigerian Ports Authority (Workplace health and safety training)
- Metropolitan Motors (Workplace health and safety audits), etc.