Dubai-based Tristar wins IOSH global competition award
UAE-based Tristar Transport was recently recognised by the international health and safety professionals’ group IOSH, which is based in the UK, for its campaigns improving the safety performance of all Tristar drivers.
Tristar was given the ‘campaign of the year’ award for highlighting critical steps for vehicle pre-trip inspection, driving, loading, and offloading under the Check Every Step campaign which reminds drivers to avoid carelessness, compromise and complacency.
It also received a plaque for being a finalist under the category of ‘Best Achievement in Transport and Logistics’ for promoting the ‘My Reason for Safety …My Family’ road safety campaign in 2011.
The ‘campaign of the year’ category was open to all companies and individuals who have ran a successful health and safety awareness campaign that has made a tangible difference either in the workplace, or other areas affected by the entrant's work activities. The other finalists were all based in the UK.
Tristar was established in 1998 and has grown from a relatively small local transport company to a multi modal liquid logistics service provider with a global network. Today, the company operates one of the largest road tanker fleets in the Middle East and is the transporter of choice for a host of national and international oil companies.
IOSH stands for Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and is considered to be the biggest health and safety membership organization in the world. The IOSH Awards recognizes organizations and professionals who have demonstrated excellence in the field of health and safety under various categories.
The awarding ceremony was held in London on October 18, 2012, and was attended by more than 500 delegates from around the world.
IOSH was founded in 1945, registered a charity in 1962 and was awarded a Royal Charter in 2003. It is the only chartered body for health and safety professionals with more than 40,000 members in 85 countries. In addition, IOSH is the first European safety body to be awarded NGO status by the International Labor Organization (ILO). The organization is committed to work for safe, healthy and sustainable world.