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Jamie Hailstone is a freelance journalist and author, who has also contributed to numerous national business titles including Utility Week, the Municipal Journal, Environment Journal and consumer titles such as Classic Rock.
March 15, 2018

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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.”

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Mike Lewis
Mike Lewis
6 years ago

I thought no one could be certificated to 45001 until the accrediting bodies have been accredited by UKAS? We were told that all the accrediting bodies would be accredited at the same time to prevent anyone body gaining a commercial advantage. Interested to know how this has been achieved.

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike Lewis

It’s been available since about March of this year. It’s not much of a leap from 18001 in all honesty and the companies that have already achieved 18001 would have had a simple task to tweak their systems and achieve the transition quickly. So far it has not been seen by many as a major commercial advantage to 18001 by many, but really, the slowness of some shouldn’t be something that holds back others who have made it their priority. The organisation I have been working with to establish this system for a very small company have taken 6 months… Read more »