Following an exhaustive external audit, Avonside Group Services are delighted to have been recognised as fully compliant with the updated ISO 45001, two years ahead of the scheduled deadline.
The recognition of compliance with the International Organization for Standardisation’s (ISO) standard for occupational health and safety has been achieved thanks to the unwavering commitment of all management staff within the Group, from board level down to the operational levels at each branch.
Under the successful leadership of group safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) manager, Sarah Burke and the Health and Safety team, Avonside have embedded policies and processes that have delivered a standardised management approach across all areas of the Group. The fact the Group has accomplished this two years ahead of schedule is an example of Avonside setting standards and leading the industry.
The compliance covers areas such as vetting and approval of contractors working with the Group and root and branch evaluation of areas of risk backed by policies that actively reduce hazards across all areas of the business. Avonside are proud to have developed strong management commitment to the process, demonstrated by management reviews, operations meetings, business reporting, and the setting of key goals and objectives, further supported by the Group’s measurement of the business against those objectives.
Avonside’s group chief operations director, Andrew Morley commented: “We are delighted to have achieved ISO45001 at such an advanced stage relative to the deadline. I believe this is testament to the strength of our management teams, strong forward planning and the ongoing commitment of all of our workforce.”