Lindiwe Rakharebe, chief executive officer of the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC), announced today that the Centre has achieved its OHSAS 18001 certification. “The certification affirms the Durban ICC’s commitment to occupational health and safety,” she says. “The Centre has already successfully received its ISO9001 Quality Management, ISO22000 Food Safety and ISO14001 Environmental Sustainability certifications, making it the only convention centre in Africa to hold all four of these certifications.”
Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) is an internationally applied standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to assist organisations establish occupational health and safety procedures and minimise risks through the appropriation of proactive instead of responsive controls.
“These credentials confirm the Durban ICC’s dedication to international best-practice management. Having met the requirements of the Standard, our clients and stakeholders can be assured that we are providing a safe and healthy environment for all our delegates and guests,” added Ms Rakharebe.