Wales Nuclear Forum member’s, C&P Engineering, are proud to have achieved the International standard ISO 45001:2018 for their occupational health and safety management system.

C&P are a Leading Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineering Solutions provider who  deliver complex, high profile and critical electrical, control and instrumentation engineering solutions to the oil, gas, chemical, nuclear, pharmaceutical, steel, process manufacturing, renewable energy and industrial markets.

ISO 45001:2018  is an International Standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, to enable organisations to proactively improve their safety performance in preventing accidents, injury and ill health in the workplace. The new accreditation replaces the previous British Standard OHSAS 18001 and Mark Howell, QHSE Manager of C&P says that “C&P is leading the industry by becoming one of the first companies to achieve the accreditation. All companies need to migrate to ISO 45001 BY March 2021 to retain recognized certification.”

ISO 45001:2018 outlines the ways in which the work place can be a safer place and aims to improve the safety of workers, reduce workplace risks, and create improved working conditions. It does this by focusing on a proactive approach to improving safety performance. The new framework was brought out when 2017 calculations by the International Labour Organization (ILO) showed that 2.78 million fatal accidents occur at work yearly. This means that, every day, almost 7 700 persons die of work-related diseases or injuries. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses each year, many of these resulting in extended absences from work. This paints a sober picture of the modern workplace – one where workers can suffer serious consequences as a result of simply “doing their job”.  ISO 45001:2018, which is certified by npa, a worldwide certification body. The accreditation was only released in March, which demonstrates C&P’s commitment to the health and safety of their employees and clients.

Paul Bunyan, MD of C&P Engineering, said “We are delighted to have achieved this important accreditation. It shows how much emphasis we put on Health and Safety with regards to our employees, operations and client’s sites. It also confirms that we are meeting stringent international standards. Last year C&P Engineering Services experienced record growth and this achievement and accreditation is enabling us to better position ourselves for expansion, using competent control and the high levels of safety and environmental expectations that are required of C&P Engineering Services.”

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