Electro-mechanical engineering specialist Houghton International have been awarded OHSAS 18001 Certification, the British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. The standard exists to assist organisations implement demonstrably robust occupational health and safety performance and is widely regarded as the world’s most recognised occupational health and safety management systems standard. The company plan to achieve ISO 14001:2004 accreditation in 2013.
“This is an excellent achievement and reflects our on-going investment in both people and plant. Certification we believe will provide a number of key benefits including more effective use of resources as the verified policies and procedures now in place will help manage waste and resources more effectively and reduce costs, and also create new business opportunities, as an increasing number of organisations only want to work with suppliers that have certified systems. Most importantly however, our staff can see that we have taken steps to improve our health and safety systems for their benefit.”