Safety score exceeds industry norm | Infrastructure news

Chemical manufacturers of both hazardous and non-hazardous products are the primary adopters of the Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS) standard. This is to ensure that transporters are moving their product responsibly. To receive accreditation, stringent processes need to be in place within a 348-point audit. These cover Risk, Operations, Maintenance, Planning, Equipment and Management.

Manline, a leading transport solutions provider within Barloworld Transport, recently undertook a SQAS audit and received a total score of 97.4 which far exceeds the industry norm.

Grant Clarke, Managing Director of Manline Freight says, “We are very proud of achieving such a high score as it reflects the hard work, focus and commitment of our team to running a world-class operation.”

“SQAS provides manufacturers with extra peace of mind that their product has reduced exposure to being involved in an accident during transit – protecting their organisational image and limiting the risk of chemicals contaminating the environment and communities.”

Sue Oosthuizen, head of risk at Barloworld Transport, adds, “The fact that we have scored so highly is a great affirmation that the stringent measures and our attention to detail on safety across our business is paying off.”

SQAS is an international system used to evaluate the quality, safety, security and environmental performance of Logistics Service Providers and Chemical Distributors in a uniform manner. SQAS uses single standardised assessments that are carried out by independent assessors.

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