CEAT Limited, a leading tyre manufacturer, successfully completed a best practice Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by British Safety Council demonstrating its commitment towards the continual improvement of their health and safety management systems and associated arrangements.
CEAT Specialty’s Ambernath plant which manufactures Off Highway Tyres underwent a comprehensive, quantified and robust evaluation of its occupational health and safety 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 measured performance against key health and safety management best practice indicators and a detailed review of almost sixty component elements.
CEAT Specialty’s Ambernath plant was awarded a five star grading following the audit which is reflective of a best practice organisation.
Mike Robinson, CEO British Safety Council, said: “The award of a five star grading following our occupational best practice Health and Safety Audit is an outstanding achievement and 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 wellbeing. CEAT should be very proud of this achievement.”
Amit Tolani, Chief Executive, CEAT Specialty, said: "We are extremely proud that CEAT Specialty’s Ambernath plant has been honoured with the prestigious 5 star grading for Occupational Health & Safety Audit by the British Safety Council. This significant accomplishment was made possible through the collaborative efforts of a cross functional team with guidance from the functional heads. The roles and responsibilities of each team member was clearly defined and the teams worked in tandem to drive awareness about these standards among our associates and contract labourers on the shopfloor. At CEAT, the health and safety of our employees and stakeholders remain our utmost priority and we will continue setting the highest safety benchmarks.”
This recognition comes after CEAT’s Chennai plant received the 5 star grading last month. In all, four plants of CEAT have been conferred this honour with Halol and Nagpur receiving this grading in 2016 and 2018 respectively.