Ardmac has received certification for compliance with the new ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management standard, becoming one of the first companies in Europe to achieve this standard.
The ISO 45001: 2018 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, to enable organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill-health and improving OH&S performance, the new standard was received in addition to Ardmac’s successful recertification to ISO 9001 Quality and 18001 Environmental standards.
Ardmac operates its unique ‘Safety First’ safety program across all projects, which promotes a proactive approach to the management of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) in all workspaces. Ardmac’s Safety First ethos integrates seamlessly with the new ISO 45001 standard, which sets out effective processes for improving work safety in the workplace.
Diarmaid Magee, Director SHEQ from Ardmac commented on the accreditation; “We are delighted to achieve certification for the ISO 45001: 2018 standard. This standard complements our leadership strategy, risk management planning, participation and collaborative philosophy that we operate through our ‘Safety First’ program across all Ardmac projects. Safety is always foremost in our thinking when it comes to our people and our projects, and we are proud to be recognised for this through accreditation of this occupational health and safety standard.”
Ardmac recently celebrated 18 consecutive years recognition with RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) and were finalists in the Irish Construction Industry Awards for Excellence in Safety.