Air Products made history at the 2016 Noshcon Awards in South Africa when it walked away with 10 awards – the highest number ever received in a single year.

Seven of the Air Products sites in South Africa, including Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Pinetown, Empangeni, Witbank, Newcastle and Springs, received the recognitions for continuing to meet the stringent criteria in the latest National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA) audits.

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Source: Air Products South Africa

Key players of Air Products’ health and safety team at the 2016 Noshcon Awards. Back L-R: Sue Nicholls, Maropeng Bahula, Daan Scheepers, Mazila Nkamu, Karen Judd and Elsa Vorster. Front L-R: Rushda Thomas, Liezl van der Mescht and Adri Bezuidenhoudt.

As the overall sector winner, its Kempton Park Facility also received a Noscar.

The Noscar award criteria are based on achieving high system compliance as well as a low disabling injury frequency rate (DIFR) consistently for three consecutive years.

The Tier One company said it was able to achieve and maintain its Noscar status due to its commitment from Air Products’ management and staff, coupled with a sound safety, health and environmental management system.

Corporate Risk Manager Sue Nicholls said that these awards provide the company with the “recognition and assurance that we are one of the top performing companies in safety, health and environmental management in South Africa.”

“Air Products has established a culture with strong emphasis on health and safety and we appreciate the recognition that we receive for our consistent commitment to safety at the company’s nationwide facilities.”