Jebel Ali Gets Big Boost in Uncertain Times
DP World has received a timely boost in its efforts to combat the COVID-19 challenge by becoming the first port and free zone operator in the Middle East to attain the updated transition of Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification (ISO 45001: 2018) for international best practices and standards from Lloyd’s Register.
The certification was awarded for excellence in the operating functions of ports and terminals, parks & zones and security services, with a particular focus on the prevention of injuries and ill health among its people at the workplace.
The achievement follows an independent audit of Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and World Security operations conducted by assessors from Lloyd's Register (LR), a leading independent provider of accredited certification and a maritime classification society to verify compliance practices.
This makes DP World (UAE Region) the first port operator and trade enabler in the Middle East to implement the highest levels of management related to occupational health and safety systems.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and CEO of JAFZA said: “The current global challenges over COVID-19 underscore the importance of achieving the highest standards and resilience in our processes in order to keep trade flowing.
“The Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification is a recognition that we are going in the right direction in ensuring the safety and health of our employees, customers and partners.”