Sri Lanka’s first ever global certification for a corporate road traffic safety management system awarded to INSEE Cement Sri Lanka

March 20, 2023
Bureau Veritas (BV) and INSEE Cement Sri Lanka teams holding the ISO 39001:2012 global certification for road safety management in Sri Lanka. © Dinesh Liyanage/ INSEE Cement Sri Lanka/2023 (From L-R) Basith Ali (Business Development Executive – Certification Services, BV), Subash De Silva (Manager – Marketing and Sales Certification Service Line, BV), Shan Nanayakkara (General Manager, BV), Jan Kunigk (CEO, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka), Randika Moses (Head of Health and Safety, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka), Hiyan Perera (General Manager – Outbound and Logistics, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka), Supun Jayasinghe (Systems Compliance Manager, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka), Lakmal Wijethunge (Health and Safety Manager – Logistics, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka)

INSEE Cement, Sri Lanka’s #1 cement brand and solutions provider, has been awarded the ISO 39001:2012 certification, in recognition of its road traffic safety (RTS) management system. This is the first time a private sector entity in Sri Lanka has received this certification.

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka – registered as Siam City Cement (Lanka) Limited – is a member of the Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC) based in Thailand. INSEE Cement Sri Lanka is also the first among the SCCC Group to receive the certification.

“ISO 39001:2012 is a landmark certification for Sri Lanka. It recognizes the proactive measures INSEE has taken to ensure that our road safety management system is in line with globally recognized international standards,” says Jan Kunigk, Chief Executive Officer of INSEE Cement Sri Lanka. “Corporate entities have a responsibility to ensure their respective operations adhere to strict, effective and efficient measures to make the roads safer for the people in Sri Lanka. We are ready to help others do the same and improve their road safety culture.”

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 39001:2012 was awarded to INSEE Cement by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification. The certification covers both INSEE Cement and its waste management arm INSEE Ecocycle. It provides the template for the best practice for road management in an organizational context. It is designed to help organizations reduce, and ultimately eliminate, incidents and risk of deaths and serious injuries due to road traffic crashes.

“INSEE Cement logistics operations cover over 20 million kilometers each year due to our broad distribution network reaching the four corners of Sri Lanka and the scale of our operations. With this certification, we are confident that our road traffic safety management system is helping increase road safety, lower road traffic incident rates and curb the risk of injuries or fatalities in our operations,” says Randika Moses, Head of Health and Safety for INSEE Cement in Sri Lanka.”

According to the National Council for Road Safety, road traffic accidents are the root cause of an average of eight deaths per day in Sri Lanka. Each year up to 38,000 road traffic accidents take place around the country.

The ISO 39001:2012 certification contributes to three of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; Goal 3 focusing good health and wellbeing, Goal 11 which aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, and Goal 12 which centers on ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess fresh and hardened concrete properties

  • Specified Tests for Self-Compacting Concrete
    • Flow Table Test – BS EN 12350-5:2019
    • J-Ring Test – BS EN 12350-12:2010
    • V Funnel – BS EN 12350-09:2010
    • L Box – EN 12350
  • Slump test – BS EN 12350-2 and ASTM C143
  • Density of fresh concrete – ASTM C138
  • Air content in fresh concrete – ASTM 231
  • Concrete bleeding – ASTM 232
  • Concrete setting time – ASTM C403
  • Compressive Strength up to 180 MPa – Testing Machines (3000 & 4000KN) – Double the existing strength standards in Sri Lanka
  • NDT for Compressive Strength up to 130 MPa – Impact Rebound Hammers – Double the existing equipment capacity in Sri Lanka
  • Flexural Strength – ASTM C78 / BS EN 12390-5-2019
  • Splitting Resistance – ASTM C-496 / EN 12390-6 / EN 1338
  • Concrete Specimen Grinding Machine – BS EN 12390-2 2019/ ASTM D4543

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess and ensure your aggregate grade meets the demand and requirement of your concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Blue™ – Assess clay content as key quality indicator for manufactured and natural pit sand
    • INSEE Shape™ – Assess the grain shape particles as key quality indicator for manufactured sand
  • Coarse and fine aggregate particles size distribution – ASTM C136 / C136M – 19 & BS EN 933-1
  • Relative Density and Absorption of Coarse Aggregates – ASTM C127-12
  • Aggregate Impact Value (AIV) – BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Flakiness Index & Elongation Index – BS EN 933-3:2012
  • Soundness Test of Aggregates – SN EN 206-1
  • Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV)- BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Test – ASTM C 131-06

A range of tests to assess properties of fresh concrete that go beyond the traditional ‘slump test’, improving the quality and consistency of concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Flow™
    • INSEE Heat™
    • INSEE Color™
    • INSEE ConTemp™
  • ICAR Rheometer for paste, mortar & concrete toassess pumpability, flow resistance, thickness, slump retention, admixtures compatibility
  • Grout for Pre-Stressing Tendons – BS EN 445 2007
  • Electrical Conductivity for paste & mortar
  • Cementometer™ latest microwave technology for the determination of fresh concrete water to cement w/c ratio

Advanced testing with durability indicators to optimize structural performance and extend the service life of concrete structures exposed to severe environments.

  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Test - ASTM C1202
  • Bulk Electrical Conductivity of Hardened Concrete - ASTM C1760-12
  • Specific Resistivity - RILEM TC154 - AASHTO T358
  • Concrete Carbonation - Swiss SIA 262-1/1 CEN/TS 12390-12
  • O2 Permeability - RILEM 116-PCD CEMBUREAU Method
  • Capillary Water Absorption/ Sorptivity - Swiss SIA 262/1:2013 ASTM C1585-04
  • Initial Surface Absorption (ISAT) - BS 1881 Part 5
  • Water Permeability - EN 12390-8:2000
  • Concrete Sulphate Resistance - SIA 262-1/A