S-lon Obtains Covid-19 Safety Management Systems Certification

Sri Lanka’s undisputed pioneer in water management solutions, S-lon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, recently obtained the SLS 1672: 2020 certification which is the Covid-19 Safety Management Systems Requirement for Organizations. The certificate was officially handed over to Group Director Mr. S.C. Weerasekera at the ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) by its Chairman Dr. Nushad Perera. The senior officers of SLSI and S-lon Lanka Pvt Ltd also were present at this event.

Explaining the rationale for the Certification, SLSI Chairman commended S-lon for formalizing their commitment in controlling the spread of Covid – 19 within its employees and the community by ensuring all health and safety guidelines and protocols.  These measures adhered within both the manufacturing facility and the office. Addressing the gathering, Dr Perera further mentioned that: “Assurance of safety is a relief to everybody associated with the brand and the country more broadly because S-lon is involved in a very sensitive industry: water supply. We hope their proactive approach will inspire other Organizations too to come forward and obtain this certification to stop the spread of COVID 19”

Speaking on behalf of S-lon Lanka Pvt (Ltd), Group Director Mr. S. C. Weerasekera thanked the SLSI for introducing this certification which is a timely requirement. He further stated that “The certification process was highly convenient because S-lon was already adhering to all safety stipulations by virtue of being an organization that is deeply committed to ensure protection of all stakeholders including customers. I would like to thank the management and all employees for taking necessary precautions both at an organizational as well as personal level proactively to prevent the spread of the virus.”

The purpose of SLS1672: 2020 is to produce safe work practices in order to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 infection to workers, visitors, customers and other stakeholders. Contents of the certification include: Scope, References, Definitions, Covid-19 Safety Management Systems, Leadership, Covid-19 Risk Identification Assessment & Control, Covid-19 Safety Control Plan & Objectives, Support, Operation, Performance Evaluation and Improvement.

S-Lon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd is a subsidiary of Capital Maharaja Group (CMG) founded in 1957. S-Lon has been part of the local water management & construction landscape for over six decades and has been part of some of the most iconic developments across Sri Lanka. The expansive product portfolio of S-Lon includes: a comprehensive range of pipes & fittings, rain water disposal systems, sewage pipes, fittings, hot water piping systems, ball valves, ABS tapes & water pumps. In the recent years, S-Lon has diversified into solvent cement, garden mesh, chrome plated faucets & accessories and roofing sheets