Phelan gains ISO 45001 occupational health and safety certification

Phelan gains ISO 45001 occupational health and safety certification

Phelan is building a ‘best in class’ health and safety reputation by becoming the first construction company in Southern England to gain ISO 45001 certification from Lloyd’s Register.

ISO 45001 is the new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management. It replaced OHSAS 18001 earlier this year and has since been adopted as a national standard by numerous countries including Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The goal for the new ISO 45001 standard is to reduce occupational injuries, diseases and ill-health, with the purpose of promoting health and wellbeing amongst the workforce. Phelan has taken the initiative to stay up to date with this new OH&S certification to ensure all sites are managed safely and to keep projects running smoothly without interruptions or delays for our clients.

Phelan is thrilled to lead the way in the construction industry with this new accreditation.

As David Derrick, Area Operations Manager at Lloyd’s Register, comments:

“Certification from Lloyd’s Register demonstrates that Phelan has a robust, systematic Occupational Health and Safety management system in place.”

He continues,

“ISO 45001 raises the bar for health and safety in the workplace and requires organisations to look beyond their own health and safety requirements and consider what external requirements and risks exist. It enables companies to improve resilience by anticipating, adapting and responding to health and safety risks. It also offers easier integration with other ISO standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management).”

Phelan’s SHEQT Director, Scott Manton, said:

“We have always aimed to deliver the highest levels of quality and service on our projects, which is why we are able to secure such a high level of repeat business. Wherever we are working in the UK, health and safety is of paramount importance to us and we are committed to continually improving our systems and processes to keep it that way. With ISO 45001, we’re able to show how occupational health and safety management sits at the core of our organisation.”