Sands China Earns ISO Certification for Occupational Health and Safety

Company’s fifth ISO certification

                                                         


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Macao, May 30, 2019) – Sands China Ltd. has earned a new ISO certification for its occupational health and safety (OHS) measures, making it the fifth ISO certification received by the company to date.


The ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System certification seeks to reduce occupational injuries and diseases through measures such as eliminating hazards and minimising OHS risks.


ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an OHS management system and gives guidance for its use, enabling organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OHS performance.


During the certification process, Sands China’s facilities team provided relevant OHS training to each of the more than 1,500 team members in the department. All took an introductory ISO 45001:2018 course, as well as an internal OHS course that included modules on topics such as how to safely work at heights and the proper way to do manual handling operations, like lifting, carrying and pulling, in order to prevent injuries.


Department heads are also sending team members to attend some of the OHS courses provided by the Labour Affairs Bureau, which are offered on topics such as preventing hearing loss and the safe use of chemicals, among many others.


Sands China’s ISO 45001:2018 certification covers all Sands China properties: Sands® Macao, The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central, and The Parisian Macao.


It was approved in November 2018 after a successful ISO audit, and the official certificate was presented to Grant Chum, chief of staff for Sands China, and Mike Naylor, senior vice president of facilities for Venetian Macau Limited, at a ceremony at Sands Cotai Central on May 15.


“Sands China is very pleased at the steady progress we’ve been making across many business units to achieve ISO certifications,” said Naylor. “This latest ISO certification helps ensure that our facilities team members receive the best OHS training possible – and that knowledge not only helps prevent injuries and other health issues at work, but in team members’ home lives as well, improving their general well-being and quality of life.”


Sands China or its properties already hold four other ISO certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2015 for the quality management of its facilities department
  • ISO 20121:2012 for its event sustainability management system
  • ISO 9001:2015 for the quality management system of its convention and exhibition services
  • ISO 22000:2005 for its food safety management system


ISO certifications are awarded by the London-based British Standards Institution (BSI) Group, the world’s largest national standards and certification body, which audits and provides certification to companies worldwide who implement and comply with its management systems standards.


Sands China the fifth ISO certification


Photo caption:
Enoch Lee (right), general manager of the Hong Kong division for BSI, presents Grant Chum (centre), chief of staff for Sands China, and Michael Naylor (left), senior vice president of facilities for Venetian Macau Limited, with Sands China’s ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System certification for its occupational health and safety (OHS) measures. This is the fifth ISO certification received by the company to date.


Sands China the fifth ISO certification


Photo caption:
Enoch Lee (fifth from right), general manager of the Hong Kong division for BSI; Grant Chum (centre), chief of staff for Sands China; and team members from Sands China’s facilities department gather to mark Sands China’s earning of an ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System certification for its occupational health and safety (OHS) measures. This is the fifth ISO certification received by the company to date.

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About Sands China Ltd.

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip comprise The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao – with Sands Cotai Central to be reintroduced as The Londoner Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s portfolio features a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre, the Sands Cotai Theatre and the Sands Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).


For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.