Wednesday 27 April 2011
RCS gain BS OHSAS 18001 Accreditation
BS OHSAS 18001 is all about promoting a safe and healthy working environment and was developed by a selection of leading trade bodies, international standards and certification bodies.
It was designed to be compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and to help organizations meet their health and safety obligations in an efficient manner.
OHSAS 18001 can be adopted by any organization wishing to implement a formal procedure to reduce the risks associated with health and safety in the working environment for employees, customers and the general public.
Gary Williamson, RCS’s Health, Safety, Quality and Environment Manager who led the process commented that: "It was pleasing to see the RCS operations team so clearly demonstrating their awareness and understanding of their responsibilities and their adherence to the required procedures.
"It confirms that we have a sound framework that allows us to identify and control our health and safety risks, reduces the potential for accidents and ensures legislative compliance and improved overall performance."
Managing Director, David Sambrook, passed on his thanks and congratulations to Gary and pointed to the enthusiastic support provided by the Operations Team. "With the gaining of ISO 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety), RCS now operates a fully integrated management system to include ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment).
"This demonstrates that that our service delivery is managed in an efficient and responsible manner and is a clear benefit to our staff and our customers."