The new international standard, the first ISO for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), has been developed to meet today’s changing business requirements. It will be particularly beneficial for organisations operating or trading internationally, as working to a single international standard will simplify business processes. It sets out the requirements for organisations wanting to create and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for all.
With this new conformity achieved, EMCOR UK will continue its collaborative work with customers in order to help ensure that these new, heightened levels of best practice are implemented across their businesses.
Keith Chanter, CEO, EMCOR UK, commented: "Achievement of conformity to ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety with BSI represents continuation of a key strategic objective for EMCOR UK. Creating and maintaining safe and healthy working environments underpins EMCOR UK’s approach to working collaboratively with customers in fulfilling their strategic and operational requirements and demonstrating the way in which we tailor integrated facilities management services to these needs. EMCOR UK is delighted to be one of the first companies in the world to achieve conformity to the new health and safety standard, continuing to strengthen our position as a leader in collaborative business relationships.”
Karen Green, EMEA Head of Product Management & Development at BSI said: “EMCOR UK should be delighted that they are one of the first organisations to achieve conformity to the new occupational health and safety standard – this is testament to the hard work and persistence of the whole team. By achieving conformity, they have demonstrated that they are committed to creating an environment for a healthier, safer and more engaged workforce.”
ISO 45001:2016, the newly-published international standard for occupational health and safety (OHS) management systems, will replace the existing OHSAS 18001:2007 standard. EMCOR UK’s new certification follows a rigorous assessment programme to the FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) and a further review against the actual publication of ISO 45001. Organisations currently in possession of the OHSAS 18001 certification will have three years to move to the new standard.
About EMCOR UK
With over 100 years of experience in the UK market, EMCOR UK provides facilities management and sustainable business solutions for a diverse range of private and public sector organisations. A Fortune 500 company with estimated 2018 revenues of $7.6B - $7.7B, EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A provider of critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments – such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems – in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The ~32,000 skilled employees of EMCOR have made the Company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed”. EMCOR’s diversity – in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans – has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.