Date published: January 18, 2016
The team at R H Painting Limited have recently undergone a 3 day external audit by ACS to achieve recognition for their occupational health and safety management system to BS OHSAS 18001.
The Hankinson Group has had a robust Health and Safety Management System for many years and all of the Group companies have worked within this system. As the system has matured, the data available for analysis of our performance has grown and the Group decided that it was the right time to formalise the system and apply for accreditation.
The team involved worked hard to formalise the system in conjunction with consultant Tony Reid, from ARA Associates and was subjected to a full auditing regime to ensure that the system was ready for Accreditation.
BS OHSAS 18001 for Occupational, Health and Safety Management Systems, is widely recognised as being beneficial to companies for improved efficiency, ensuring legal compliance and enhanced staff morale, amongst many other benefits. It is used to identify occupational health and safety risks associated with our activities and suitable control measures, minimising the risk to operatives and others on site. The system will also ensure continual improvement in occupational health and safety throughout the company. Clients can take confidence from external accreditation that their contracts will be delivered safely.
ACS Registrars auditor Mr Stephen Scott commented in his audit report “The management system was seen to be very well written, easy to use, appeared to meet the requirements of the Standard and appropriate for the activities of the Company.”