Officers from the Federal Fire Service visited BOG’s Port Harcourt office on the 7th of April, 2017 to inspect our emergency equipment and procedures. The objective of the visit was to ensure compliance with minimum standards prescribed by existing laws and regulations as contained in the under-listed regulations: Fire Service Act of 1963; National Fire Safety Code 2013; International Fire Code 2009 (IFPA); Decree 16 of 1987; Fire Protection Installation in Public building; and the Risk Assessment/Enforcement 2012.
During the visit, the officers conducted general inspection of our facility, giving credit where the requirements were met and pointing out areas that should be improved upon. They inspected the generator area, fuel storage tanks area, emergency exits/doors, fire extinguishers, fire alarm system, muster point, signages, etc.
Evidence of documented fire emergency action plan/procedure was also checked alongside other documentations like evidence of periodic enlightenment and awareness creation among staff, evidence of fire drill conducted, evidence of renewal of annual fire certificate and evidence of provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for deserving personnel.
They were impressed with the overall preparedness of the company in case of fire, and gave their recommendations in a report.
Sunday Oladoja, Senior HSE Officer, BOG (standing) explaining some points to inspection officers from the Federal Fire Service during their recent visit to BOG’s Port Harcourt office.