Maylarch are proud to have achieved certification of their health & safety management system to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 and have also upgraded the certification of their quality and environmental management systems to the new ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.
These revised ISO standards were launched in 2015 and put greater emphasis on leadership engagement, help address organisational risks and opportunities in a planned manner, and use a common structure, enabling easier integration of management systems.
Over the past 8 months they have been working hard to bring together their separate quality and environmental management systems (for which they have held ISO certifications for many years), and include their health and safety arrangements as well. They now have an integrated management system comprising of a suite of policies, procedures, guidance, instructions and template forms needed for their organisation to effectively manage health, safety and environmental aspects of their activities, fostering employee engagement and an ethos of continual improvement, while ensuring customer satisfaction.
Organisations have until September 2018 to transition to the new ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards; Maylarch is proud to have achieved transition earlier than this deadline and 4 months earlier than their internal target.
The company’s decision to work towards OHSAS certification demonstrates the high degree of leadership commitment to achieving and maintaining high standards of health & safety. The successful certification is testament to the positive engagement of colleagues at all levels, and demonstrates a clear desire to embrace formal management systems and recognise the benefits they bring to a business.
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 is a renowned framework for occupational health and safety management systems in the UK, but there has been no internationally recognised standard for H&S management systems to date. This is set to change with the brand new ISO 45001 standard, which has just been published March 2018. Maylarch’s new Integrated Management System has been designed to meet this new standard and the company will have no problems upgrading their certification to ISO 45001:2018.
Maylarch are dedicated to continual improvement and maintaining their certifications ensures they have the processes and systems in place to achieve this.
All three of Maylarch’s ISO and OHSAS certifications are provided by an IAF (The International Accreditation Forum) accreditation body.