Naval Dockyard in Northern Naval Command recognized with certification of ISO 45001:2018

The awarding of ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Management System certificate to the Naval Dockyard in Northern Naval Command was held at Fort Hammenhiel Resort Karainagar on 21st July 2022. The event was held under the patronage of Director General/ Chief Executive Officer of Standards Institution, Sri Lanka, Dr (Mrs) Siddika Senarathne and Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Aruna Thennakoon.

This initiative is targeted at ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for all naval personnel at the Naval Dockyard in Northern Naval Command, believing that most work related injuries and diseases are preventable. Elimination of hazards and reducing OH&S risks, through continual improvement with utmost consultation and participation of workers, whilst conforming to required legal and other OH&S requirements were main factors considered when awarding this certification.

Meanwhile, the Commodore Superintendent Dockyard (North), Commodore (E) Chandana Bopagoda staged up the organizational safety policy framework of the organization, during the session which was instrumented at attaining optimum OH&S readiness.

The Deputy Director General Sri Lanka Standards Institution, Mrs SU Narangoda, Director Marine Engineering, Commodore (E) Kapila De Silva, representing Navy Headquarters and a group of officers from the Northern Naval Command were also present on the occasion.