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Leading Fabricator Achieves ISO 45001 Health & Safety Standard

30/10/2018

Following an external audit by NDC Training & Consultancy Hydram has been successful in obtaining the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety standard.

Sheet metal fabrication supplier

Hydram obtained the previous OHSAS 18001 health and safety standard in 2012 and made the commitment to transition to the new standard, which was published in March 2018, as soon as possible, demonstrating Hydram’s recognition of the importance of occupational health and safety. 

Andrew Robertson, Hydram’s SHE Manager said, “It was the ideal opportunity since Hydram holds both current ISO quality & ISO environmental standards, and fitting the new safety standard into our procedures was relatively straight forward.” 

ISO 45001:2018

Strict legislation demands that organisations show a clear, pro-active commitment towards the health and safety of their employees.  The ISO 45001 certification enables Hydram to demonstrate its commitment to occupational health and safety, as well as continuously improving the related management systems.

The company's full Occupational Health and Safety Policy Statement of Intent is available HERE.

Industry leading fabrication company

NDC Auditor Dawn Cairns wrote of Hydram, “As well as continued investment in equipment and infrastructure, a number of continual improvement examples were witnessed during the audit including in internal communication and workforce participation, pedestrian safety, housekeeping and ergonomics and reduction of manual handling, which is once again a testament to the commitment to the OHSMS by top management and workforce acceptance of change and buy-in.

What is ISO 45001:2018?

Published in March 2018, ISO 45001 is the world’s first international occupational health and safety management system.  This benchmark standard is suitable for organisations in any sector and simplifies operations for organisations that trade internationally.  The new standard replaces OHSAS 18001 and other country-specific standards, and organisations already certified to OHSAS 18001 have three years to transition across.