Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) is proud to announce that it has transitioned its Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) from the national standard OHSAS: 18001 to the internationally recognized ISO: 45001 certification. The new certification demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and visitors, while also meeting global standards for occupational health and safety.


The decision to transition to the ISO: 45001 standard was based on the company’s desire to align with global best practices for workplace health and safety. The ISO: 45001 standard is an internationally recognized framework that helps organizations to manage risks and improve their overall OHSMS. The standard takes a proactive approach to hazard identification and risk assessment, helping companies to prevent accidents and incidents before they occur.

“Ensuring the health and safety of our employees is a top priority for the Durban ICC,” said John Arithro, Chief Operating Officer. “By transitioning to the ISO: 45001 standard, we are taking a proactive approach to workplace safety and risk management. We are confident that this certification will help us to achieve our goal of providing a safe and healthy working environment for all of our employees.”

The certification process for ISO: 45001 involved a thorough audit of the company’s OHSMS by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). The auditor assessed the company’s policies, procedures, and processes for managing workplace health and safety. This certification will be valid for three years, with a review conducted annually to ensure the standard is being complied with.

The entity believes that this move will help it maintain the best global workplace health and safety practices, reduce workplace incidents, and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all of its employees.


Issued by: The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC)

For more information contact: Durban ICC Acting Marketing & Communications Executive – Sandile Makhanya, 031 360 1192 or sandilema@icc.co.za