Posted on April 19th, 2013
PROjEN gains accreditation to Occupational Health and Safety
Specialist Engineering Project Management company PM PROjEN, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is proud to announce that it has gained accreditation to the Occupational Health and Safety Standard BS OHSAS 18001:2007.
OHSAS 18001 is an Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series for health and safety management systems and its purpose is to help organisations control occupational health and safety risks. It was developed in response to widespread demand for a recognised standard against which to be certified and assessed. The OHSAS 18001 specification is applicable to any organisation that wishes to establish an OH&S management system to eliminate or minimise risk, both to employees and other interested parties.
The latest accreditation gained by PROjEN is in addition to those for ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management) held since 1992 and 2009 respectively. During 2012, PROjEN made significant investment in their management system combining the three separate components for Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety into one single Integrated Management System (IMS) before applying for accreditation to BS OHSAS 18001:2007.
SGS audited the IMS against all 3 standards in February 2013 resulting in the continuation of accreditations to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 as well as the new award of OHSAS 18001:2007.
David Elliott, Business Support Services Director said:
“We are delighted to gain this accreditation which is as a result of the hard work put in to consistently improve our internal systems. We have an outstanding health and safety record at PROjEN and this new accreditation is testament to how seriously we take health and safety in the workplace. OHSAS 18001 is yet another independent endorsement of our approach to Health & Safety and provides further support to why many organisations put their faith in PROjEN to deliver their projects safely”