August 24, 2023

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Arco clothing centre receives ISO 45001 certification

Arco’s UK clothing centre has been awarded the British Standards Institution (BSI) certification for its health and safety management system.

The BSI determined that its site in Preston conformed to the ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management Standard, designed to prevent work-related injury and ill-health and to provide safe and healthy workplaces.

The certification process involved assessors talking to workers across the site, including the clothing centre’s management and Arco’s safety, health and environment (SHE) team, as well as checking working practices and processes and examining documentation.

In the report, it was stated that colleagues had “a very good understanding of the management specification obligations” and that was “demonstrated by all participants interviewed and evidence of implementation in all areas planned has been confirmed through this assessment”.

Commenting, Jo Heselton, Arco’s SHE Manager said: “We are proud to have attained ISO 45001 and I’d like to thank all those colleagues involved in supporting the assessment, this certificate really is a testament to their hard work, day-in and day-out, in ensuring our clothing centre is a safe and healthy workplace. As with any assessment, it’s not just about the hard work on the day but the many weeks of preparation to ensure we can demonstrate the robustness and effectiveness of our health and safety management system.”

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