Calder Gains Certification to BS OHSAS18001:2007

14th Apr 2011

Calder is pleased to announce that it has gained certification to BS OHSAS18001:2007, the internationally recognised standard for Health & Safety management systems.
Certification was achieved at the first attempt, largely because emphasis has been placed on H&S ever since the company was founded by Chairman Ian Calder-Potts in 1984. Accredited by National Quality Assurance (NQA), the OHSAS18001 system is designed to promote a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows accredited companies to consistently identify and control Health & Safety-related risks. The standard also helps companies to reduce the potential for accidents at work, helps with legislative compliance, and assists with the improvement of overall performance.

For Calder, the BS EN OHSAS18001 accreditation adds to existing accreditations for both the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 standards.

Health & Safety has been an important part of the long established Calder Integrated Management System. With zero reportable accidents and zero lost working-time cases for more than 5 years, Calder’s H & S performance is well above the industry norm. Like many responsible organisations Calder Ltd implement an occupational Health & Safety management system as part of their risk management strategy to address changing legislation and to protect their most valued asset – the workforce.

The Calder focus on Health & Safety is equally applied in the interests of customers by designing Calder machines for safe transport, installation, commissioning and operation, by providing Water Jetting Association approved safety training for water jetting supervisors and operators, and by the provision of water jetting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufactured to the best available technology.