SGS is Amongst the First to Offer Accredited Certification Service to OHSAS 18001
CAMBERLEY, England, Following an announcement on 12 April by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), SGS United Kingdom Ltd has become one of the first to enhance its service to organisations seeking a structured hazard identification and health and safety risk management programme.
Accreditation from UKAS - the sole national accreditation body recognised by government - proves SGS complies with best practice and delivers consistently high value for money standards to its national and international customers.
Organisations seeking certification to OHSAS 18001 are assured of the highest levels of technical expertise and experience from SGS. This in turn translates into key business advantages:
Considerable reductions in your initial certification procurement risk backed by ongoing confidence in the SGS certification service Value for money and productivity gains through proven management systems tailored specifically to your organisation's business needs The assurance of ongoing best practice from an auditor from a UKAS accredited organisation, reduced accident costs and potentially lower insurance costs in the long term The right to use the UKAS symbol on all your documentation - your passport into both national and international markets A statement of your competitive credentials and commitment to differentiation in the market place A public demonstration of due diligence and a reduced risk of penalties or litigation Pauline Earl, UK Business Manager commented "SGS is delighted to be one of the first Certification Bodies to offer customers UKAS accredited certification to the established OHSAS 18001 standard. Certification against this internationally recognised standard from SGS demonstrates a company's commitment to providing a healthier and safer working environment, whilst assuring stakeholders that accountabilities are taken seriously"
Certification to OHSAS 18001 enhances an organisation's business and it allows easy integration with the ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO14001 (Environment) management systems.
With an integrated management system embedded in the organisation customers require fewer audit days; thus reducing the potential disruption to their daily business and leading to improvements in productivity.
For further information, please contact:Ian Li
Tel.: 010 68456699-827
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