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Ports Of Entry Staff Attend OHS Safety Management Training

40 staff mem­bers from both Fiji Ports Corporation Lim­ited (FPCL) and Fiji Ship and Heavy Indus­tries Limited (FSHIL) - it focused on health and safety of those that operate at Fiji’s ports of entry.
23 Mar 2019 15:23
Ports Of Entry Staff Attend OHS Safety Management Training
Participants of the Fiji Ports Corporation Limited and Fiji Ship and Heavy Industries Limited OHS training at Mua-i-Walu House on March 15, 2019.

In its bid to promote safety management of human resources with occupational health and safety, Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL) hosted a two-day workshop on ISP0 ISO 45001:2018 on March 14 & 15, 2019 at Mua-i-walu House, in Suva.

ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) man­agement system, and gives guidance for its use, enabling organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OHS performance.

The OHS workshop involved 40 staff mem­bers from both Fiji Ports Corporation Lim­ited (FPCL) and Fiji Ship and Heavy Indus­tries Limited (FSHIL; it focused on health and safety of those that operate at Fiji’s ports of entry.

FPCL chief financial officer Roshan Abeyesundere said ISO 45001:2018 enabled organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related in­jury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OHS performance.

“At the end of this workshop we hope to enable FPCL and FSHIL integrate other as­pects of health and safety, such as worker wellness and wellbeing,” Mr Abeyesundere said.

“Upholding the workers’ wellness and well­being is one of FPCL’s six key organisation values for employee wellbeing and diver­sity,” he said.

“For FSHIL, the ISO 45001:2018 certification is a stepping stone to becoming the first ship repair and ship refit to be recognised as a Class – DNV-GL registered.”

He said that it was interesting to note that FSHIL was certified ISO 9001:2008 in 2015 and was renewed to ISO 9001:2015 in 2017.

He reminded the participants on the impor­tant role they play for the organisation.

“The organisation is placing its trust on you with the responsibility of ensuring that the risks are managed well and that we com­ply with the expected OHS standard.”

The training was conducted by acting direc­tor of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution Nayana Gunathilaka.

SLSI is the prominent national standards body in Sri Lanka and affiliated as a member to the International Organisation for Stand­ards since its inception in 1964.



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