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Konstructa Hire now certified to OHSAS 18001 for health and safety

06/03/2012

Konstructa Hire has recently achieved certification for OHSAS 18001, the internationally recognised British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems, across the whole of its manufacturing site inYork.

What does it mean?
Adopting the standard shows a strong commitment by Konstructa Hire to continue to ensure that any risks associated with health and safety in the working environment for employees, customers and the general public are formally addressed and minimised.

What does it cover?
OHSAS 18001 covers a huge number of health and safety issues but the key areas are:

  • Planning for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Implementation of OHSAS management programme
  • Structure and responsibility
  • Training, awareness and competence
  • Consultation and communication
  • Operational control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement

Why it’s good for Konstructa Hire and its customers
The standard not only ensures that the working practices of Konstructa Hire are safe it’s also an on-going assessment against a set benchmark, so it ensures that the excellent health and safety standards are maintained.

OHSAS 18001 certification also means that all products manufactured by Konstructa Hire, when used as intended, are safe for customers.

In addition, OHSAS 18001 has been designed to be compatible with ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001 for environmental management – both of which Konstructa Hire already holds.





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