Safety first for stockholder

17 Dec 2018

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Kloeckner Metals UK is the first UK stockholder and distributer to obtain the new health and safety management systems standard through the Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS).

ISO 45001:2018 is the new international standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems – OHSMS, which this year replaced OHSAS 18001. The new standard sets out requirements for companies who wish to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all.

Kloeckner Metals UK have been preparing for the transition since first being aware of the new standard. Greater emphasis on top management leadership, better understanding of risks and company stakeholders, in combination with enhanced Health & Safety management systems will allow Kloeckner to continue to deliver their quality products and services in a safe and sustainable manner.

Peter Whiting Kloeckner Metals UK CEO: “Health & Safety is paramount to Kloeckner and we are very proud to be the first stockholder and distributer with SCCS to conform to ISO 45001. The new standard reflects our commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment across the business. It is furthermore a testament to our team who are continuously working hard to improve health and safety practices and well-being across our sites, which in return improves our overall business performance.”                                                                                 


Picture shows SCCS Scheme Manager, Stephen Blackman presenting ISO 45001 certificate to Peter Whiting, CEO of Kloeckner Metals UK.From left, Stephen Blackman, Peter Whiting and Rob Fisher Group Health, Safety & Environment Manager at Kloeckner Metals UK.