Caltex achieves key milestone with 11 years of safety excellence

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Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, the pre-eminent marketer of Caltex branded lubricants Havoline and Delo brands, recently announced the record-breaking performance in safety excellence, having achieved 11 consecutive years of incident free operations in Sri Lanka.

This record counts the safety and well-being of its employees across the entire business operation in the country, which includes the regional warehouses and over 100 direct and indirect plant employees.  

At Chevron Lubricants Lanka, safety is the first priority and is a key focus area under the Company’s Enterprise Execution Strategy.

“Our employees are trained to conduct their daily tasks including routine ones with the ‘zero incidents’ goal in mind, and avoid risks that can lead to a negative or unsafe outcome,” commented Kishu Gomes, Managing Director/CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC.

“As a best practice, we provide all our employees the required knowledge, tools and resources to perform daily tasks responsibly and with accountability. We find that by inculcating this ‘zero incidents’ work ethic, it saves time and expenditure which otherwise would be dispensed to mitigate the damages, injuries and eventual business loss that would need to be incurred by the company,” he continued.

The company provides all its employees with world-class systems and tools to help each individual meet the required benchmark for safety excellence. For example, Chevron’s Loss Prevention Observation (LPO) tool is designed to remind and reinforce the importance of safety compliance for each employee. It also provides a comprehensive assessment with a feedback mechanism on the level of compliance observed by each employee during each task performed. The safety benchmark is monitored by Chevron’s Global division which acts as a catalyst for all Chevron subsidiaries operating across the globe.

Pre-planning task safety assessment on all work, thorough briefing to all staff on safety regulations and hazards; provision of all required personal protection equipment for each task; continuous training to ensure an incident and injury free workplace, good housekeeping and emergency action plans are some of the initiatives that are administered as part of the safety program.

Chevron has a long-standing reputation for its commitment and initiatives to help protect the environment, and the communities in which it operates.     

At Chevron, safety is the epitome of the way the company conducts its business. Being a part of the global energy giant ‘Chevron Corporation,’ Chevron Lubricants Lanka advocates and administers safety as a vital work ethic and provides a safe work environment for its employees across all Chevron offices located worldwide.