MECX Group are extremely pleased to announce that they are the 11thUK company to achieve the highly recognised ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Standard. Companies who have previously achieved this standard include Colas Rail, EMCOR UK, Morgan Sindall, Eurovia UK, Interserve, OKI UK, CBRE, OPG, Ringway Jacobs and Overbury.
“Achieving conformity to this new international health and safety standard will now enable us to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers and other people, whilst reducing any work-related injuries and ill-health. It will also allow us to continually improve upon our OH&S performance whilst putting safety, quality & the environment at the forefront of everything we do.” CEO, Chris Mariner MECX Group
About ISO 45001
ISO 45001 sets out to provide a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains and is also the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety. Designed to help organisations of all sizes and industries, ISO state that the new International Standard is expected to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses across the globe.
This standard replaces OHSAS 18001:2007, an OH&S management system standard developed by a smaller group of international experts outside of ISO.
It’s different because it adopts the High Level Structure used in the other key management systems standards. In addition it increases the emphasis on:
- Leadership and the need for those at the top to lead by example and be held accountable for OH&S performance
- Consultation with and involvement of workers in making sure the OH&S management system covers all necessary areas and communicates effectively with everyone involved
- Designing an OH&S management system to suit the needs of each organisation individually according to its own context