Gulftainer, the privately owned terminal operating and logistics company, has been awarded the RoSPA Award 2014 for its commitment to occupational health and safety standards.
On behalf of the Gulftainer Group, Ramesh Shivakumaran, Group Director of Business Services, accepted the Silver award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Accepting the award, he said: “The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Award highlights our focus on ensuring world-class standards across all our operations to promote the well-being of our employees, partners and stakeholders. As a member of the British Safety Council, our commitment to quality, health, safety, environment and security is vital to our consolidating our reputation and developing our customer base.”
Gulftainer‘s UAE Terminals are fully compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008 – Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 – Environmental Management Systems and OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
The company has established and implemented a QHSE Policy, which reiterates its commitment to the health and safety of its employees and the surrounding community; protection of the environment; the quality of its products and services; and compliance with client and regulatory requirements.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations, such as Gulftainer, that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, contribute to a collective raising of the bar to which other organisations aspire and we offer them our congratulations.”
As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission is to save lives and reduce injuries covering all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Gulftainer’s current portfolio covers UAE operations in Khorfakkan Port and Port Khalid in its home base of Sharjah, as well as activities at Umm Qasr in Iraq, Recife in Brazil, Tripoli Port in Lebanon and also in Saudi Arabia, where it manages container terminals in Jeddah and Jubail ports. The company has signed a 35-year concession with the Canaveral Port Authority in Florida marking Gulftainer’s first venture in the United States.