Orthoplastics believe that every business has a responsibility to ensure they maintain the highest possible standards of health and safety management at all times. That’s why we’re exceptionally pleased to confirm that we scored highly in a recent safety audit to OHSAS 18001.
OHSAS 18001 is the International Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard. It provides a framework for the effective management of OH&S, including all aspects of risk management and legal compliance. The Standard addresses occupational health and safety, rather than specific product safety matters.
Our Compliance and Regulatory Leader , Rebecca Field, said: “There are over 90,000 OHSAS 18001 certified organisations across 127 different countries. While we are just one of those, it underpins our belief that all successful and responsible businesses need to adopt best practices when managing the safety of the people that work for them.”
Rebecca added: “In our recent audit, we achieved a pass rate of 80% (to OHSAS 18001) which we are justifiably proud of.”
What benefits has this brought to Orthoplastics?
Apart from our obvious ability to identify hazards and implement preventative controls, it has improved our productivity and general in-house safety culture, it has assisted with pre-qualification processes for our customers, and it has challenged us to be looking for new and better ways of addressing health and safety issues throughout our business.
Our certification to OHSAS 18001 effectively means that we have a clear management structure with defined authority and responsibilities in place, defined objectives for improvement with measurable results, and a structured approach to risk assessment.
“The fact that an independent auditor has visited our site, and thoroughly checked all of our processes and safety management procedures, is a clear indicator to the people that we employ, supply and work with, that we uphold the most stringent and traceable systems possible. It’s also a sign of how important health and safety systems are to our business as a whole.”
Want to know more about our health and safety management certifications and commitment? Give us a call.