After 9 years of construction, the 55-km Hong Kong Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) has opened to traffic on 24th October, 2018. The New Lantao Bus (1973) Limited ("NLB") provides 24-hour cross-boundary shuttle routes, namely B4 and B6, which connect the HZMB Hong Kong Port to Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport respectively.
As a shuttle bus franchisee of HZMB, NLB always moves with the times to enhance the service quality by continuously improve its internal system. Providing safe transportation services is the prime mission of NLB. After awarding ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards in May 2018, NLB recognized ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety Management Systems from British Standards Institution (BSI). NLB then arranged its management and operations team to attend relevant training course in BSI, and subsequently get certified in ISO 39001 for the routes B4 and B6. NLB becomes the first transportation company in awarding ISO 39001 in Hong Kong.
During the certification process, NLB has developed a holistic safe system which can not only manage the road risks and improve road traffic safety, but also boost the customer confidence and comply with the corporate social responsibility.
Road traffic safety is always a global concern. The serious traffic accident occurred last year had raised the industry's attention to ISO 39001 and it starts to investigate the possibility of using the international standards to reduce the risk of traffic accident. By certifying the first ISO 39001, NLB becomes the role model of the industry.
Road traffic safety is not an effort of a single party but it requires the cooperation of the government, industry and citizens. BSI will continue assisting the industry by providing suitable solutions to promote the culture of road safety in Hong Kong.
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Mr Wilfred Chan, Head of Operational Excellence of BSI APAC (right 4) presented ISO 39001 certificate to Mr Benny Chan, Deputy General Manager of New Lantao Bus Company (1973) Limited (left 5)