First 10 companies to achieve ISO 45001 announced
Interserve, Overbury and Ringway Jacobs are among the first 10 companies to achieve the new ISO 45001 occupational health and safety standard.
The 10 UK and international organisations have all been independently assessed by BSI and achieved conformity to the new international standard, which was published on 12 March.
The full list includes CBRE, Colas Rail, EMCOR UK, Eurovia UK, Interserve, Morgan Sindall, OKI UK, OPG, Overbury and Ringway Jacobs.
About ISO 45001
ISO 45001 sets out to provide a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains and is also the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety.
Designed to help organisations of all sizes and industries, ISO state that the new International Standard is expected to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses around the world.
“Achieving conformity to the new international health and safety standard will bring huge benefits to organisations of all sizes and sectors,” said BSI’s UK managing director, Anne Scorey.
“It will help businesses to provide a safe and healthy workplace for workers and other people, reduce work-related injury and ill-health as well as continually improving OH&S performance and enhancing organizational resilience.
First companies to achieve ISO 45001
“CBRE, Colas Rail Ltd, EMCOR UK, Eurovia UK, Interserve, Morgan Sindall, OKI UK Ltd, OPG, Overbury and Ringway Jacobs should be delighted that they are the first to achieve conformity to the standard with BSI,” added Ms Scorey.
The head of business process management at Interserve, John Stokes, said: “As a business that employs over 80,000 worldwide, we place safety at the forefront of what we do.
“We are proud to be one the first companies to achieve compliance to the ISO 45001 standard. We will continue to eliminate risks in the workplace and strive to build a culture where quality, safety, health and the environment underpins the values of all stakeholders in achieving an incident and injury free environment.”