Fairbanks, the global leader in world class wet stock management, has announced its ISO and BS registration has been extended to now include certification to OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001, following the development and implementation of a comprehensive and sophisticated Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental management system.
Registration to ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001 by an independent, third party certification body demonstrates Fairbanks’ commitment to implementing, maintaining and continually improving its Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems to a standard that benefits the company, its employees and clients, it said.
Customers whose contractors are registered to ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 can be confident they are meeting the requirements of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation, and that they are setting targets through company policy, together with ongoing measurements to ensure a process of continual improvement.
Ian Burns, HSQE manager, said: “The company has been certified ISO 9001 for quite a while now and it was only a matter of time before we committed to developing our other management systems to higher ISO standards. In 2012 it was agreed that I would develop the Health, Safety and Environmental management systems. Rather than contract external consultants to carry out the work I committed to doing this in-house, believing it would be of more value to the business. Following a gap analysis it was clear that although our existing policies were comprehensive, there was still work ahead of us, to bring them in line with higher ISO standards.
“By implementing a joint ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Management System I am confident that Fairbanks is in a better position to discover and control the hazards & risks to the company, its employees and its clients, as well as identifying and controlling the effects our company has on the environment.”
Steve Jones, managing director, said: “I know our customers value these standards and that they are increasingly becoming a requirement when responding to tenders. The ISO certification gives our customers the assurance that Fairbanks’ work is consistently performed to the highest possible standards. When the business was relatively small we decided to implement a quality framework and so Fairbanks has been recognised with the ISO’s 9000 generation standard for many years. This year’s addition of the 14000 and 18000 standards gives me particular pleasure.”