ISO 45001 certification for Quinn Precast
Quinn group’s precast business achieves new occupational health and safety management standard
QUINN Precast have achieved certification to ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Standard, having undergone a rigorous two-phase auditing process in which the business demonstrated that it met the robust standards required.
Introduced in March 2018, ISO 45001 provides a single framework for organizations to proactively improve their occupational health and safety performance and supersedes the OHSAS 18001 standard.
Commenting on the company’s certification, Quinn Precast’s general manager, Thomas Coyle, said: ‘The health and safety of everyone here at Quinn Precast is our number one priority, and it is essential that we have in place the most stringent management and control standards.
‘We’re delighted to achieve the ISO 45001 certification as it represents the most thorough approach to occupational health and safety.
‘In particular, the involvement of personnel at all levels is a key part of achieving this standard, and this fits very well with the culture here at Quinn Precast and throughout the wider Quinn company, where health and safety is ingrained in everything we do, at every level of the organization.
‘The standard will help us comply with relevant legislation and will also demonstrate to our clients our commitment to occupational health and safety, but the most important outcome will be the mitigation of risk and subsequent reduction of injuries.’
Quinn Precast and Quinn Packaging are the first Quinn companies to achieve the ISO 45001 accreditation, with the latter having also attained the standard following an audit in April.
Quinn say they will continue the roll-out of the standard across their other divisions in the coming months, with Quinn Lite Pac and Quinn Tarmac in line to achieve certification later this year.