Baleària has been awarded the first prize in the category 'Best practice for risk control' in the IX Edition of the Asepeyo Antoni Serra Santamans Awards, which were delivered today in an event broadcast via streaming. The awards reward the promotion of the best prevention projects of companies associated with the mutual.
Barcelona 18/5/20 - Balearia. Protective measures against Covid-19 on board the ship Abel Matutes - (c) Vicens Gimenez
The shipping company has deserved the distinction for its project 'Preventive management of the COVID-19 crisis', with decisive protocols and instructions in the protection of workers and passengers against the pandemic, which highlighted the essential nature of maritime transport to supply to non-peninsular territories. Among the main measures he applied Baleària Noteworthy are the reduction in the capacity of the vessels, the temperature measurement and a specific cleaning and disinfection plan, reinforced by specific training for all employees. These measures allowed it to be the first shipping company to obtain the Global Safe Site certification in its Excellence degree last summer, granted by Bureau Veritas.
“We implemented protocols that exceeded the recommendations of the authorities, we invested in security and protection equipment, and we redoubled our efforts so that our passengers travel with maximum peace of mind and confidence. In the field of prevention we have been a leading shipping company in the sector ”, stated Georges Bassoul, general director of Baleària. Bassoul thanked the award and indicated that "it is a recognition of the commitment and professionalism of all the people who make up Baleària".
The awarded work can be consulted in the monograph edited by Asepeyo, which includes all the winning and finalist projects of these awards, available at www.asepeyo.es. In this IX Edition of the Asepeyo Antoni Serra Santamans Awards, 108 works from associated companies from all over Spain have been presented and 14 winning projects and 15 finalists have been selected.