SECMC Receives ISO-45001:2018 Certification.

Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) has become World’s first and only pits mining company to get ISO-45001:2018 Certification. According to an official statement released by the company SECMC received the certificate in recognition of its contributions across multi-pronged focus areas that included provision for the safety of all personnel in the organization; focus on mental and physical health of the workers; embedding proactive behaviors that emphasize prevention; reducing accidents and incidents; and benchmarking against best practices amongst others. The new ISO 45001 standard has replaced the previous OHSAS 18001:2007 standard, currently the most widespread for Health and Safety at Work management.
The certification was authorized after an extensive audit carried out by Lloyd’s Register LRQA.
This new standard puts special emphasis on prevention systems and on the companies´ global commitment for the development of a culture of prevention and continuous improvement in a particular field.
Obtaining ISO 45001 guarantees that the company has implemented, among other requirements, a high-level structure with an adequate context analysis, as well as a clear focus on risks and opportunities for Workers Health and Safety management. The ISO 45001 certification adds on to the accolades of the organization which also has the distinction of being the only Company in South Asia to have an Effective Management system (SHMS) compliance to Queensland Coal Mining Health & Safety Legislation along with an accredited membership of the National Safety Council, USA.