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Northport Becomes the First Malaysian Port Awarded ISO 45001:2018

Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, (Northport), a member of MMC Group, clocked another impressive milestone in its 118-year history when it became the first Malaysian port to be awarded the ISO 45001:2018 standard. Mohamed Azhar Sulaiman, The Lloyd’s Register’s Assessor Manager/Country Lead for Malaysia, handed over the ISO certificate to Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer of Northport in a ceremony held at Northport recently.

“As one of Malaysia’s busiest ports, we saw the need for our workplace to be certified with ISO 45001 to proactively improve our occupational health and safety performance in preventing injury and ill-health at the workplace. The efforts toward the certification is also a testament of Northport's commitment to protecting our employees, customers, contractors, service providers and port users from work-related accidents or diseases,” said Dato’ Azman.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Azhar said that Northport has put in tremendous effort to operate its business and activities to the highest level of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management systems across its organisation. Through Lloyd’s Register’s assessments, Northport employees were able to adapt and implement such a robust management system.

ISO 45001 is an ISO standard for management systems of Occupational, Safety and Health (OSH) that helps organisations to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions. It was developed by a committee of OSH experts and followed other generic management system approaches such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. It takes into account other International Standards in this area such as OHSAS 18001, the International Labour Organisation's ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards and the ILO's international labour standards and conventions.

Congratulations to TeamNorthport.