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ISO 45001:2018 – Health & Safety for Metal Fabrications

Occupational Health and Safety in Metal Fabrications

Sheet metal fabrications company Hydram Sheet Metalwork carries out its activities and processes in a safe manner by implementing and maintaining compliance to Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System guidelines certified to ISO 45001:2018, supplying accredited metal fabrications to industrial customers.  Working for a range of businesses and industry sectors, Hydram’s employees and partners have benefitted from association with an ISO 45001 accredited sheet metal supplier since 2012.  From the railway industry to off-road equipment, Hydram’s customers can be assured that they are working with a responsible, professional, experienced, supply chain partner.  Here, you can find out more about the background to Hydram’s engagement with Occupational Health and Safety Systems and ISO 45001 in particular.

ISO45001 Health and Safety standard

ISO 45001:2018

Strict legislation demands that organisations show a clear, pro-active commitment towards the health and safety of their employees.  The ISO 45001:2018 certification enables Hydram Sheet Metalwork to demonstrate its commitment to occupational health and safety, as well as continuously improving the related management systems.

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ISO 45001 in Metal Manufacturing

Published in March 2018, ISO 45001 is the world’s first international occupational health and safety management system, created by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).  This benchmark standard is suitable for organisations in any sector and simplifies operations for organisations that trade internationally.  The new standard replaces the previous OHSAS 18001 (UK) and other country-specific standards.

Third-party certification bodies confirm that businesses meet the requirements of ISO 45001 through a rigorous surveillance audit process and in Hydram Engineering’s case the third party is SGS UK Ltd.

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Safety Management in Metal Fabrication

The ISO 45001 standard specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, providing a framework for organizations to manage risks and improve OH&S performance.  It defines criteria for OH&S policy, objectives, planning, implementation, operation, auditing and review.  Key elements include leadership commitment, worker participation, hazard identification and risk assessment, legal and regulatory compliance, emergency planning, incident investigation and continuous improvement.  ISO 45001 uses the Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology to systematically manage health and safety risks.

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Why is ISO 45001 Important for Fabrication Companies?

Implementing ISO 45001 provides significant value to companies looking to reduce workplace incidents and demonstrate OH&S commitment.  It is often seen as a prerequisite for sheet metal fabrication companies working with industrial customers on a subcontract basis.  The creation and maintenance of a Health and Safety Management System that conforms to international standards benefits both the business and its customers.  It demonstrates the commitment that the business has to the responsibility for its worker’s health, safety and wellbeing, and can enhance a company’s reputation, and its staff morale and retention.

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Health and Safety Management System Benefits

Within Hydram’s policy, it is stated that the company will achieve its environmental aims by adhering to the following principles:

  • Framework to systematically manage OH&S risks
  • Reduced workplace incidents and injuries
  • Demonstrated commitment to worker health and safety
  • Ensured compliance with OH&S regulations
  • Increased organisational resilience
  • Continual improvement of OH&S performance

You can find the full OHS Policy Here >

Hydram quality accreditations

Hydram’s Certifications

Hydram is certified to the following standards:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard
  • ISO 3834-2 Welding Standard
  • BS EN 15085-2 CL1 CWRVC Welding Standard
  • EN 17460 / DIN 6701 standard for adhesive bonding in rail industry
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Standard
  • ISO 45001:2018 Health and Safety

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Standards Assurance in Metal Fabrication

Hydram’s ISO accreditations are assessed by SGS.  Find out more about the assessment process.