Priority Given To Health and Safety
In October 2018, Bunting Magnetics Europe successfully achieved the new ISO 45001 international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S). This relates to all activities on their European manufacturing headquarters in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom.
To combat the issue of injury in the workplace, ISO has developed a new international standard, ISO 45001, published in March 2018. This covers occupational health and safety management systems. ISO 45001 provides organisations with a framework for employee safety, reducing workplace risks, and creating better and safer working conditions all over the world.
Bunting has achieved the new standard directly and in a short period of time. This was achieved without modifying and migrating from existing processes.
“As a team, we felt that it was important to have a fresh review of the whole process,” explained Denis Elkins, Bunting’s Health and Safety Manager. “By effectively starting from scratch, we were able to implement processes without compromise.”
Bunting is the first company of their kind to be awarded the ISO 45001 standard.
“We are very proud of our achievement,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s Managing Director. “From the outset, we knew that this would be a challenging objective. However, our newly formed Health and Safety committee has been outstanding. I wish to thank everyone for their hard work in making this happen.”
All areas of the company were represented on the Health and Safety committee:
- David Lewis – Production manager (ISOH trained)
- Nigel Thorne – Design Engineer (ISOH trained)
- Caroline Rasura – Customer services (Fire Marshall and First Aider)
- Andrea Geddes – Production
- David Pollard – Production (First Aider)
- Denis Elkins – Health and Safety Manager (ISOH trained)
With the ISO 45001 accreditation, Bunting Magnetics Europe has clearly stated that the company is committed to providing the best possible safe and caring culture within a world organisation.
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