AM/NS India receives DISH authorisation to provide safety training


Hazira/Surat (Gujarat) [India]: ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel, has been authorized by the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH) Gujarat to provide health and safety training to workers.

The authorisation has been granted to AM/NS India’s Academy for Skill Development at Hazira by DISH. As per an order dated July 25, the authorisation will be in force for two years and will be required to be renewed thereafter.

“We are thrilled to have received the authorisation to provide health and safety training and are thankful to the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health. Health and safety training is critical to preventing industrial mishaps. The authorisation will allow us to train our workers as well as those from other industries and contribute to preventing industrial accidents and loss of lives,” said Dr. Anil Matoo, Head HR Operations, IR, and Administration at AM/NS India.

With the certification, AM/NS India will be able to conduct health and safety training with the help of in-house faculty and training modules. The company has nine dedicated faculty, who will provide training on 19 varied subjects such as working at height, confined space entry, material handling, machine guarding, gas safety, vehicle & driving, safety management system, environment management system, fatality prevention standards, personal protective equipment, etc.

So far, AM/NS India had to send employees to DISH-approved training centres or invite faculty to provide training to them. The certification paves the way for it to provide specific health and safety training to its employees internally, which will lead to significant savings in resources and time. An estimated 24,000 people working with AM/NS India will benefit directly from the certification. Moreover, AM/NS India will also be able to provide health and safety training to workers from other organisations in a similar business.

AM/NS India’s Academy for Skill Development offers theoretical and practical training to AM/NS India’s workers. AM/NS India has recently started work on a new and bigger building for the academy, which will be equipped with state-of-the-art learning infrastructure, training halls, classrooms, technical labs, computer lab, library and other facilities. Last month, the Academy partnered with Kaushalya – The Skill University to offer B Sc Steel Technology, B Sc Renewable Energy, and Post Graduate Diploma in Steel Technology.