Mi Vida Homes, currently under construction next to Garden City Mall, has achieved a major safety milestone after surpassing more than a million work hours without a reportable accident.
This hallmark achievement has been attributed to the developer’s strong focus on health and safety resulting from a company-wide strategy of instilling strict values and targets within the wider network of workers on its construction sites.
For Mi Vida Homes to achieve such a milestone is highly notable, especially in a country that experiences a high rate of accidents and loss of life among workers. In 2017, a report by the Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) recorded 237 construction-related accidents in four years, with about 115 men aged 21 to 40 being seriously injured, some of them sustaining lifetime disabilities. The accidents include electrocution, falls from roofs, injuries caused by falling debris, explosions, and fire-related accidents, among others.
While most of these incidents are seemingly hard to control in large construction sites, they are preventable, and Mi Vida is a testimony to how implementing the right safety measures can eliminate construction accidents.
“This milestone is a credit to the diligence of the Mi Vida construction team, Eco-Hub Services Ltd, and Steel Construction team,” said Mayur Sancheti, Project Director at Mi Vida
“We have strong field leadership, excellent craft workers, and engaged safety technicians assigned to each project, all of whom prioritize safety throughout their daily work.” He added
Mi Vida Homes engaged the expertise of the backers Actis and Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate to ensure continued timely construction through the Covid period, taking learnings from developments they have done in Asia and Africa. This has allowed Mi Vida to keep to their promise of on-time delivery as they are on schedule to complete their project at Garden City by Q2 2022 after commencing construction in March 2020. The company currently offers 1-,2- and 3-bedroom apartments from Sh 8.8m next to Garden City, off exit 7 Thika Superhighway.