Alignment with global best practices: Safe an...
Alignment with global best practices

Safe and healthy working environment

Photo: Durban ICC

The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) is proud to announce that it has transitioned its occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) from the national standard OHSAS: 18001 to the internationally recognised ISO: 45001 certification. The new certification demonstrates the company's commitment to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and visitors, while also meeting global standards for occupational health and safety.

The decision to transition to the ISO: 45001 standard was based on the company's desire to align with global best practices for workplace health and safety. The ISO: 45001 standard is an internationally recognised framework that helps organisations to manage risks and improve their overall OHSMS. The standard takes a proactive approach to hazard identification and risk assessment, helping companies to prevent accidents and incidents before they occur. "Ensuring the health and safety of our employees is a top priority for the Durban ICC", said John Arithro, chief operating officer.
„ Ensuring the health and safety of our employees is a top priority for the Durban ICC.“
John Arithro, chief operating officer
The certification process for ISO: 45001 involved a thorough audit of the company's OHSMS by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). The auditor assessed the company's policies, procedures and processes for managing workplace health and safety. This certification will be valid for three years, with a review conducted annually. The entity believes that this move will help it maintain the best global workplace health and safety practices, reduce workplace incidents, and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all of its employees.