Ace Power Generation Horana was adjudged the winner of the National Safety Award for the Safest Workplace in Engineering Services Sector in Sri Lanka at the National Safety Awards 2010, which concluded recently. The 20MW plant is a part of Aitken Spence Power which operates two other power plants in Matara and Embilipitiya.
The national awards, presented biannually, in collaboration with Department of Labour and Employees Trust Fund Board, recognises organisations that achieve excellence in safety in the workplace. This year’s awards included 19 categories, which attracted 42 companies, all of whom were audited.
Aitken Spence’s power plants were the first power plants in Sri Lanka to be benchmarked under rigorous global standards in occupational health & safety, environmental management and quality, receiving OHSAS18001, ISO14001 and ISO9001 respectively.
“Aitken Spence Power holds an unswerving commitment to maintain the highest global standards in safety, quality and environmental management. Such high standards can only be achieved and sustained with a world-class team who are dedicated to excellence in all what they do”, said Mr. Devan de Mel, Managing Director of Aitken Spence Power.
He added, “We are delighted that one of our plants have won its category and had been named as one of the safest workplaces in Sri Lanka, at the National Safety Awards. It is a testament to the professionalism displayed by our employees.”
Media Release – 27 October 2010