Trukai Industries Ltd was recently recertified for meeting a global standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems under the ISO 45001:2018 standard.
Trukai Industries CEO, Alan Preston said that Trukai continues to demonstrate its commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards with an aim to achieve zero harm in its everyday operations.
“At Trukai we pride ourselves in ensuring that safety is our number one priority, our aim every day is to ensure our employees, contractors and stakeholders do their job in a safe manner at any Trukai site and go home safely to their families at the end of the day.”
Mr. Preston added that, “This strong safety culture also guarantees we continue to produce the highest quality products for the people of PNG.”
The purpose of the ISO 45001:2018 audit was to determine the organisation’s safety management system, the capability and effectiveness of the management system and meeting the set criteria of this standard.
The audit was also to ensure that there was continued compliance with customers, statutory and regulatory requirements.
This year Trukai Industries after being certified in 2019 was due for recertification and was recently audited in August this year.
The rice company had once again met the international safety standard and obtained an approved updated certification of the ISO 45001:2018.
Trukai Industries General Manager for Operations and Risks, David Newton said that this recertification is a great achievement for the organisation and confirms that Trukai Industries’ Safety Management System complies with international standards.
“The significance of the achievement of being certified to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) demonstrates the commitment Trukai Industries has towards providing a safe workplace where the risk of illness or injury to workers or customers is minimised or eliminated,” said Newton.
The audit is conducted annually to ensure continual compliance and adherence to the set criteria of ISO 45001:2018 and also to prepare for a recertification audit which is conducted every three years.
Trukai Industries had undergone an audit of the ISO 45001:2018 standard in 2019 when transitioning from OHSA 18001 to ISO 45001:2018 certification.
It was carried out by SAI Global, an external certified organization which issued approval of the ISO 45001:2018 certification in 2019.
The company’s recertification to ISO 45001:2018 standards of implementation paves the way towards fewer workplace injuries and illnesses through proactive approach, hazard identification and risk assessment.
As a result, this leads to improved health and safety for all employees, visitors and contractors who visit any Trukai Industries sites nationwide.