Bender UK achieves Health and Safety ISO45001 Accreditation
Bender UK is delighted to receive the new ISO45001 accreditation for its health and safety management from NQA, the independent global certification body.
The company received the accreditation in recognition of its commitment to workplace health and safety and the company’s efforts to introduce and promote an active health and safety culture amongst its employees and leadership team. Bender UK previously achieved OHSAS 18001 which ISO 45001 replaces as the International standard for occupational health and safety best practice.
Ulverston based Bender UK employs 50 office and field-based personnel. The company delivers sales, marketing, applications engineering, service, project management and technical support, while also housing product testing and client demonstration facilities including a new operating theatre and plant room.
Jon Lyons is Bender UK’s QHSE Manager. He is responsible for ensuring the company meets the highest quality, health, safety and environmental standards within its own premises and when working on-site across the UK and Ireland.
He explains: “Bender UK is a leading supplier of electrical safety technology. We work in the healthcare sector installing critical care power systems and surgical equipment in NHS and private hospitals. We also work in critical industries such as oil and gas platforms, high-tech manufacturing sites and data centres which cannot afford loss of power or shut-down. Health and safety is an absolute priority for customers, prime contractors and facilities management companies whom we deal with daily. We must therefore ensure our compliance, training and knowledge are maintained to the highest standards to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”
Bender UK Manager Director Gareth Brunton added: “Accreditation to ISO45001 was a specific objective for 2018 and I am delighted that we achieved this before the year end when you consider that the new standard was released in March 2018. Health & Safety is of paramount importance to Bender UK and is firmly imbedded into our culture and Integrated Management System.”