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Delhi Airport wins 'International Safety Award'

Posted on Mar 01, 07:34PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Mar 1 : Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) has won the prestigious 'International Safety Award' from British Safety Council, one of the largest independent occupational health, safety and environmental organisations in the world.

This made Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), Delhi as the first and the only airport in India to win this prestigious award in field of health and safety.

The award benchmarked health and safety performance of an organisation on an International level to recognize the leaders in this field.

The International Safety Awards are open to all companies across industries globally and the applicants are adjudged across 12 parameters related to Health & Safety management. DIAL secured this award with an overall score of 57 (on 60 Point scale) for the year 2013.

The criterion includes not only Safety Risk Management, but also employee welfare, health and well-being.

Additionally, it evaluates the health and safety arrangements for customers, stakeholders, safety promotion, emergency arrangements, including special arrangements for vulnerable people.

Prabhakara Rao, CEO- DIAL, said, "We are glad that DIAL's commitment towards health and safety has been acknowledged globally. Apart from being an internationally-renowned airport operator, we have also set a benchmark to provide a safe environment for our present and future customers, stakeholders and employees. Safety is pertinent for any business, but for us it is at the core of our operations."