Ceylon Oxygen Limited (COL), a subsidiary of Tier One player The Linde Group, has won the ‘Transport Sector Safety’ award at The National Occupational Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2016 held recently in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The award recognises the inculcation of a safety culture within the industry and the workforce whilst promoting productivity and minimising occupational injuries.
COL is the leading industrial and medical gas supplier in Sri Lanka and operates the largest distribution fleet of tankers to deliver liquid and compressed gases in cylinders. In total, the company travels around 100,000kms each month delivering gases.
Recently, COL equipped all its trucks with in-cabin cameras and on-board computers for data monitoring purposes, as well as all drivers at the Sri Lanka-based business being trained in applying defensive driving techniques.
Managing Director Radesh Daluwatte explained that winning the award “demonstrates that the hard work and investments we are making are effective in keeping our people and the community we are operating in safe.”
“We will continue to uphold stringent safety standards in our day-to-day operations, and invest in safety training and technologies from globally best industry practices to ensure the safest operations and sustainable business practices,” he clarified.