Cleveland Bridge UK’s commitment to occupational health and safety best practice has been recognised after it achieved the international standard, ISO45001.
Replacing OHSAS 18001, which will be withdrawn in 2021, ISO45001 has been designed to enhance businesses’ occupational health and safety culture with a greater focus on managing employee wellbeing.
The County Durham-based manufacturer has also used migrating to the new standard to further champion Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) activities within the organisation.
An example includes the establishment of a team of SHE Champions who, with the support of the company’s Training Department, have become qualified internal auditors tasked with supporting the Cleveland Bridge’s drive for the continuous improvement of its processes and systems.
To achieve ISO45001 the company undertook a comprehensive audit and upgrade programme, which was delivered internally by its experienced SHE Department and verified by external auditor SCCS.
The external auditor also undertook successful visits to Cleveland Bridge’s extensive 22-acre production facility as well as to an external site where the company was part of a construction project.
Chris Droogan, Managing Director of Cleveland Bridge UK, said: “Achieving ISO45001 is testament to the health and wellbeing culture we have created and the commitment of our people to deliver safe operations across every area of our business.
“The collaboration between teams and departments throughout the company, and their continued focus on health and safety, has been instrumental is ensuring that Cleveland Bridge maintains its commitment to delivering best practice and prioritising the wellbeing of our workforce.”