EMCOR UK, the facilities management provider, has become one of the first companies in the world to achieve conformity to ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety, following an independent assessment by business improvement company BSI. At EMCOR UK health and safety is our #1 priority---the company has been recognized with 30+ related awards and recognitions in the last 15 years.
The new international standard, the first ISO for Occupational Health and Safety, has been developed to meet today’s changing business requirements. It will be particularly beneficial for organisations operating or trading internationally, as working to a single international standard will simplify business processes. It sets out the requirements for organisations wanting to create and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for all.
With this new conformity achieved, EMCOR UK will continue its collaborative work with customers in order to help ensure that these new, heightened levels of best practice are implemented across their businesses.
Keith Chanter, CEO, EMCOR UK, commented: "Achievement of conformity to ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety with BSI represents continuation of a key strategic objective for EMCOR UK. Creating and maintaining safe and healthy working environments underpins EMCOR UK’s approach to working collaboratively with customers in fulfilling their strategic and operational requirements and demonstrating the way in which we tailor integrated facilities management services to these needs. EMCOR UK is delighted to be one of the first companies in the world to achieve conformity to the new health and safety standard, continuing to strengthen our position as a leader in collaborative business relationships.”
Karen Green, EMEA Head of Product Management & Development at BSI said: “EMCOR UK should be delighted that they are one of the first organisations to achieve conformity to the new occupational health and safety standard – this is testament to the hard work and persistence of the whole team. By achieving conformity, they have demonstrated that they are committed to creating an environment for a healthier, safer and more engaged workforce.”
ISO 45001:2016, the newly-published international standard for occupational health and safety (OHS) management systems, will replace the existing OHSAS 18001:2007 standard. EMCOR UK’s new certification follows a rigorous assessment programme to the FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) and a further review against the actual publication of ISO 45001. Organisations currently in possession of the OHSAS 18001 certification will have three years to move to the new standard.