International recognition for Flinders Ports on safety
15 May 2014
Flinders Ports has received an International Safety Award 2014 from the British Safety Council, achieving extra recognition by securing the win with ‘merit’ status. The prestigious award, which was presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 25 April, acknowledges Flinders Ports’ proven commitment to workplace health and safety. Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the Trustees of the British Safety Council, congratulated Flinders Ports on their success in winning the International Safety Award with merit:
“The British Safety Council commends Flinders Ports on their achievement. This award is in recognition of their commitment and effort to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health. Our warmest congratulations.”
Commenting on the award, Mr Stewart Lammin, General Manager of Flinders Ports said, “It’s a special honour for Flinders Ports to be recognised at an international level across, health, safety and welfare. This achievement endorses the high standards and commitment of all Flinders Ports staff.
“Our staff work in potentially high risk environments, so we’ve made safety the keystone of the business. We view legal requirements for work health and safety as minimum standards, rather than the ultimate goal. The mindset is one of continuous improvement and all staff are part of a team approach to safety.”
The International Safety Awards scheme, now in its 56th year, is open to UK and international organisations of all sizes across all industries and seeks to promote high standards of health and safety management practice in order to prevent workplace injury and ill health.
“At Flinders Ports we aim for a safe and healthy work environment, where our workforce has confidence that they will return home each day accident and injury free. Investing in safety has not only boosted staff morale – it’s been great for productivity too. We’re proud to have delivered a real win-win for staff and customers,” said Mr Lammin.
About Flinders Ports
Flinders Ports is South Australia’s leading port operator with seven ports located at Port Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Thevenard, Port Giles, Wallaroo and Klein Point. Flinders Ports offers a range of port and port related services including pilotage, mooring, survey and marine control. It is part of the Flinders Port Holdings Group, which is led by Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Tremaine. For more information about Flinders Ports, visit: www.flindersports.com.au