Applications called for National Safety Awards
Applications for the National Safety Awards 2010 are now open,
providing an opportunity for employers to vie for the coveted award
which has become a benchmark of an organization that safeguards its
employees by maintaining high safety standards. The prestigious award,
evolved and sponsored by AVIVA NDB Insurance, is held every two years in
collaboration with the Labour Department and the Employees Trust Fund
Short listing of applications received for the National Safety Awards
will commence after June 30, the final date on which completed
applications have to be submitted.
Applicants are required to fill in a comprehensive questionnaire
which is then carefully validated by a team of top safety professionals
who conduct site visits. Participants gain a great deal on evaluating
the safety measures in their workplace because they are required to
submit documents related to safety systems in place, injury records,
investigations of accidents, fire protection and other methods of
ensuring safety for employees.
Usually over a 100 corporate organizations vie for the award and only
21 winners are selected under various categories.
All island awards are open for large scale (over 250 employees),
medium scale(125-249 employees) and small scale (over 25 employees)
organizations. In addition sector awards are open for organizations
engaged in plantation, apparel, manufacturing, processing and
The final presentation of awards for the year 2010 is scheduled to be
held in October.
“Our objective is to make all employers realize the importance of
creating a safe working environment not only to safeguard employees, but
also to appreciate that safety in the workplace results in improved
productivity and profitability which makes good business sense and
yields significant economic benefits to the nation,” said AGM Marketing