Mohamed Basheer Padiyath, one of the most successful Malayali entrepreneurs in the Middle East, is the Chairman of Safety Audit Services. Safety Services Group was established in 1993 with the merger of Safety Marine Services – Sharjah, U.A.E., Safety Audit Services – United Kingdom and Safety Technical Services Company Ltd. – Sultanate of Oman. The Group was formed to tap the vast equipment demand and services of the Middle East and Africa.
Safety Service Group has operations in the Middle East, Europe, China, India and Far East and has been making commendable progress in the field of safety engineering. Under the able leadership of Basheer Padiyath, the Group could also extend operations to other fields. The Group has ISO Certification and membership in Lifting Equipment Engineers’ Association (LEEA), UK, and First Aid Association, UK.
Today, the Group comprises Safety Technical Services Est. – Abu Dhabi, Seatronix Marine Services – Dubai, Safety Marine Equipment – Dubai and Al Hadidi Marine Equipment -Sharjah.
Employees and facilities
As a company dedicated to offering safe, quality products at realistic prices, Safety Services Group is well known for its fast, reliable services, backed by highly experienced professionals and a cosmopolitan staff of over 50 employees from 15 countries worldwide.
The company engineers have years of experience in crane testing, supply and certification of all kinds of lifting equipment in accordance with the UAE Federal Law and International Safety standards.
The strict adherence of the Group to the safety of the equipment tested or supplied is met with the in-house 100 tonne tensile test bed for carrying out proof load testing and loose lifting equipment testing facilities.
A total area of 50,000 sq. feet is currently being fully utilised by the Head Office in Sharjah. The Group plans to install an 800-tonne test bed as part of its workshop expansion programme.
The in-house sling manufacturing facilities produce belt slings up to and including Four Ply by 48 inches wide at any given length in accordance with British Standards. The overall capacity for steel wire rope sling manufacturing ranges from 1.5mm to 115mm diameter in accordance with British Standards. The company is the first in the Middle East to have the manufacturing facility for slings with steel swage sockets. The other speciality products include chain slings and fittings, shackles, anchors, anchor chain and accessories, cargo and safety nets, pilot ladders, synthetic ropes, mooring tails, fire extinguishers, breathing apparatus and other related safety equipment.
The Group’s Marine Electronic Division is providing service & supply of quality products supported by expert personnel. They supply a variety of navigation, communication, automation, general engineering spares & equipment. These include Radar, GPS, Gyro Compass, VHF & SSB Radio etc.
In 1989, the Group commenced its Oil & Gas division bringing together pipeline and valve expertise to broaden its scope in the Middle East. Within a short period, the Division has secured and successfully completed projects for prestigious clients in the U.A.E., Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman. The Group stocks pipeline valves, fittings, gaskets, mechanical seals, steel plates, forming sheets, banding straps, clips, fastners, anodes, electrical and electro-mechanical rig spare parts etc.
The company has extensive sourcing tie-ups in Japan, Far East, Europe and the USA. With efficient supply chain management principles, the Group assures clients, professional assistance on a day-to-day basis.
The Lifting Division of the Company offers steel wire rope slings and accessories, web slings and accessories, chain slings and accessories, lashing gears and accessories, steel wire ropes, anchor chains, mooring tails, nets and ladders, nylon, polyproylene and manila ropes.
Fire & safety division offers safety hats, safety boots, safety glasses, gas/ chemical suits and safety harnesses.
Hiring division provides portable spooling winch, port a cool (Portable Open Air Cooler Sales and Service), Lifting Tackles (Gears) up to 1000 ton, wire rope slings, towing bridles, spreader beams, shackles and riggers.
Various training programmes offered by the Group include First Aid, H2S, Fire Fighting, HSE Awareness, Site Safety Awareness, Desert Driving, Site Risk Assessment, Crane and Fork Lift Operation, Slinging & Rigging etc. These programmes are conducted by qualified multilingual professionals.
Safety Group also offers consulting services including H2S Supervision, safety officer, safety auditing and surveying.
Mohamed Basheer is a native of Kalpanchery, near Tirur, in Malappuram district. Before becoming the chairman of Safety Audit Services in 1993, he was working with Emirates Safety Services in Abu Dhabi.
Always active in social organizations and charity initiatives, Mohamed Basheer was the chairman of MPCC (Malabar Pravasi Coordinate Committee).
He is also the president of Team Tirur, UAE, and Oruma, Kalpakan chery. He has made considerable contributions towards charity in both inside and outside Kerala.
Hailing from Padiyath Gulminar in Malappuram, Mohamed Basheer is married to Meharban. The couple has four children Gulnar Basheer, Gulmerah Basheer, Gulzar Basheer and Gulzam Basheer.