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Speedclad achieves certification to ISO 45001:2018

Speedclad has undergone a comprehensive two-stage multi-site assessment by UKAS accreditation body, BM Trada, to achieve accreditation to this new International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety.

The long-awaited ISO 45001 standard was published in 2018 and provides a minimum standard of practice to protect employees worldwide and ensure organisations are continually improving their health and safety performance. The comprehensive requirements of ISO 45001 provide a framework for best practice for Speedclad's embedded health and safety management system and complements the company's existing accreditations to ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management). The external auditor, from BM Trada, raised several positive findings about Speedclad in his report, highlighting the "strong commitment from everybody involved in administering, implementing and maintaining the management system", the "positive, warm working environment and open communication" and the "coherent implementation of risk-based thinking".

In addition to the ISO accreditations, Speedclad also maintains certification to:

  •  Achilles Level 5 Building Confidence
  •  Constructionline Gold
  •  CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme)
  •  SSiP (Safety Schemes in Procurement)

Rebecca Forward, Speedclad's Business Services Director, commented: "Speedclad has always operated forward-thinking and effective health and safety management as part of its integrated management systems, so seeking ISO 45001 certification was a natural progression for the business. It's a comprehensive standard that really makes businesses examine what they do day-by-day to keep their staff and others safe and healthly and drives them to keep improving. Achieving this latest certification is testament to the values, hard work and commitment to excellence of the team here at Speedclad."

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