Advantis Projects & Engineering Ltd. recently announced their adoption of ISO 45001:2018 organisational health and safety standards. This new development serves as a measure to strengthen the company’s commitment to the highest standards of safety in their operations.
The ISO 45001:2018 organisational health and safety (OH&S) management systems certification was obtained through DNV.GL, an internationally accredited registration and classification society headquartered in Norway. Up to now, the company operated under the standards set by OHSAS 18001:2007, which governed the health and safety practices of Advantis Projects & Engineering. Placing further emphasis on maintaining the highest safety standards across their operations, the company upgraded their certification with the newly-established standard.
Commenting on this new certification, Hayleys Advantis Limited Managing Director Ruwan Waidyaratne said, “I am indeed pleased to see Advantis Projects and Advantis Engineering obtaining this certification, which is a testament to the impressive safety track record maintained by the company. Advantis always places paramount importance on the safety of our employees and stakeholders, and this certification is a further validation of our commitment to the highest safety standards.”
Speaking on this occasion, Rohitha Wickramasinghe from DNV.GL commented, “We are delighted to be the facilitator for Advantis Projects and Engineering in obtaining the ISO 45001:2018 certification, as the first company in Sri Lanka to obtain this certification from us. In an era where safety is of utmost importance, carrying this certification will in no doubt benefit Advantis as well as all its stakeholders.”
Backed by the strength and diverse offering of Hayleys Advantis Group, Advantis Projects and Engineering offers a multitude of logistics and engineering services to solve complex needs of its clientele.
The knowledge, expertise, and exceptional safety track record of Advantis Projects has enabled the company to offer heavy lift solutions for a myriad of projects, requiring specialised logistics solutions. Some of the projects handled by the company include the movement of transformers and engines for the Ceylon Electricity Board, the movement of rail profiles for the construction of railways, movement of windmills for the set-up of eco-friendly power solutions, and the movement of out-of-gauge equipment such as tunnel boring machines.
Advantis Engineering, meanwhile, has contributed to uplifting a plethora of industries in and around the nation, with their varied product and service offerings. Through their flagship brand Convertainers, and their latest addition, pre-engineered steel buildings, they have constructed large-scale factories, warehouses, schools, hospitals, hotels, and many more. The recently completed boat-manufacturing facility in Hambantota showcased their extensive capabilities in providing modern-day construction and engineering solutions. In all these efforts, stringent safety standards have been maintained, which are a key component of the company’s service offering.
Advantis Projects and Engineering Ltd., represents the Project Logistics and Engineering interests of the Hayleys Advantis Group, the transportation and logistics arm of Hayleys PLC. Driven by a Group-wide Occupational Health and Safety policy, Hayleys Advantis is working towards establishing a safety culture across all its entities. The company also invests heavily on the development of knowledge and expertise to support industry growth, with the aim of uplifting the standards of Sri Lanka’s logistics and construction industries. With experienced personnel, world-class facilities and state-of-the-art technology, the company is committed towards being an innovator in the industry.