Milaha, Qatar’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has bagged five-star rating from the British Safety Council for best practices in the health, safety and environmental (HSE) management.
The Qatari entity was recognised by the British Safety Council Five Star Health and Safety Audit as well as the Five Star Environmental Audit, making it one of the very few entities in Qatar and the wider Gulf Co-operation Council to hold the five-star grading.
This achievement demonstrates Milaha’s commitment towards the continuous improvement of its health, safety and environmental management systems and associated arrangements.
Milaha was awarded a total of eight five-star ratings, following a comprehensive, quantified, and robust evaluation of its policies, processes, and practices.
The audit process included documentation review, interviews with senior management, employees, and other key stakeholders, together with sampling of operational activities.
The audit also measured performance against key health, safety and environmental management best practice indicators and a detailed review of over sixty component elements.
"We are always committed to operating in a safe and efficient manner, while developing a robust health and safety culture, to ensure the well-being of our employees, and the safety of our customers, stakeholders and assets," said Saleh Abdullah al-Haroon, executive vice president of Support Services at Milaha.
David Parr, policy and technical services director at the British Safety Council, said the award of a five-star grading following its occupational best practice Health and Safety Audit is an "outstanding" achievement.
He said it "is reflective of a proactive organisation which is committed to continual improvement in its health and safety arrangements and managing risks to workers’ health, safety and welfare.”