Health Safety and Enviromental Policy

Saumah Metalworks Limited is committed to the safe and efficient operation of its facilities. Our goals are to prevent all accidents, injuries and occupational illness and to protect the environment. In order to achieve this, we will:

Promote Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) in all our workshops and offices and manage it in the same way as any other critical business activity.

Be prepared for a quick and efficient response to emergency situations to minimize the potential impact of incidents should they occur.

Comply with all applicable laws and regulations and apply appropriate standards where respective legislation does not exist.

Design, build and maintain facilities and utilize services in a manner to avoid risk to people and the environment.

Have a sound HSSE Management System, in which competencies, responsibilities and communication channels are clearly defined.

Provide training and job-specific education to all employees supported by internal standards, procedures and instructions.

Provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and contractors with adequate facilities and appropriate protective equipment.

Use energy and natural resources efficiently, prevent pollution and raise employee's awareness to minimize adverse impacts on the environment.

Identify and analyse potential hazards and security threats and implement measures to avoid, prevent, control and restrict the associated risks.

Set targets and benchmark our performance to achieve continuous improvement and ensure compliance with all applicable standards.

The management will visibly and rigorously support the implementation of this policy. We also expect the support of all employees, contractors and others working for us in order to make our HSSE performance one which will earn us the continuing confidence of our customers, neighbours and the community at large.

Health & Safety

  • We are committed to conducting our business in a manner that protects the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the community at large. To maintain a safe and healthy work environment, we continuously identify and evaluate all potential risks. This is of special importance for our workshop and off sites where welding works take place. Wherever needed, we shall develop countermeasures based on the principles of prevention. Another important tool to minimize risks is our internal incident reporting system.
  • To prevent accidents or their reoccurrence, we carefully review and analyze not only internal, but also external incidents. If necessary, we send HSSE alerts to all Saumah Metalworks branch offices/workshops nationwide to display and discuss with all employees.
  • Our system of regular internal and external health-and-safety audits monitor compliance and benchmark our standards. We hire highly experienced consultants for risk assessments at high-risk operations, such as liquid gas handling and storage. If needed, we quickly invest manpower, time and money for corrective actions and improvements. Our goal, always, is to stay a step ahead of what's needed.
  • We have a vital interest in the safe operation of machines and equipment in our workshops. Therefore, our company is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Welding which promotes continuous improvement in standards of design and operation in welding environments.


  • Saumah Metalworks and Ornaments Ltd facilities store large volumes of valuable and potentially hazardous liquids. To prevent theft, vandalism and even terrorism, we continuously identify and analyze security threats. Based on this risk evaluation, each of our storage facilities is equipped with countermeasures that include fencing and physical security guards.
  • An important part of our security philosophy is the thorough training and supervision of all third parties (e.g. truck drivers, contractors, fitters etc) who work for us.


  • Protecting the environment is a high priority in all our activities. We monitor and continuously reduce our wastewater, air and noise emissions, as well as our waste generation. We are committed to the efficient and responsible use of energy and materials. All our activities comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards.
  • We focus our efforts on preventing environmental damage and on quickly, purposefully responding to emergency situations.


Thompson Okolu
Safety Officer

Mahmoud T. Galadanci
MD/Chief Executive Officer