Lafarge Mahaweli Cement concluded their Health &Safety month 2015, with a number of activities held at their factory premises located within the Colombo port. The theme of this year’s safety month, which was in line with Lafarge’s global best practices on secure operations was “Keep Learning - Committed, Open, Uncompromising’ with special emphasis on zero accidents and a firm commitment towards engaging and caring for one another.
Athula Karunanayake Head of Health & Safety, speaking at the event celebrating an entire month of concentrated thematic activities, said “, Health and Safety has always been our first priority and what we have achieved during our journey in order to become a world class Company in the industry is phenomenal!
Like all key stakeholders of the Lafarge Mahaweli, employees and their children were also given the opportunity to actively participate in the health and safety month by being part of the “Good practices and safety at home” internal competition where their ideas on Health & Safety within the home were accepted and judged according to competition guidelines. The best ideas and concepts received special awards. The first, second and third places in this competition were won by Janaka Samarasinghe, Chanaka Lakshman and Indika Munasinghe. Children who expressed their ideas in the art form were awarded for their creations and the winners were Imani Munasinghe (age group – 3 to 5), Sithum Sugathadasa and Andrea Senevirathne (age group 6 to 9), Binuthi Nethusa, Dakshita Perera and Dinuka Bandara (age group 9 to 10),Thevni Karunanayake, Nitini Bandara and Lakshan Perera (age group 10 – 14).
Managing Director Anurag Kak addressing the gathering at the event that ended another successful safety month said that Lafarge Mahaweli had achieved a total dust free environment at their premises and encouraged all their stakeholders to strive towards practicing the world class Health & Safety standards.
Athula Karunanayake Head of Health & Safety reiterated the importance of achieving all these goals, and thanked employees and contractors for their contribution, without which they could not have made it the successful initiative it was. He said that by keeping to the guidelines and raising the bar every year, they were getting closer to placing Lafarge Mahaweli on the global best practices map for health and safety.