Helping To Prevent Accidents When Working At Height

Helping To Prevent Accidents When Working At Height

Accidents can be prevented, if the correct procedures are in place:

Tips to help prevent accidents whilst working at height

  • Undertake a risk assessment to work out the hazards associated with each task involving working at height.
  • Avoid the need for working at height by completing work from ground level with the aid of extendable tools and equipment. If this is not possible then think about how best to prevent a fall from happening.
  • Segregate vehicles from work at height activities by using fixed barriers Coordinate vehicles and work at height activity to take place at different times.
  • Check that you have planned the work properly and that there is a safe system of work in place for workers to follow Ensure that working at height is supervised by a competent person, who has knowledge of the risks involved.
  • Train workers in the use of work at height equipment and safety measures Discuss the contents of your risk assessment, including the importance of implementing the controls provided to reduce identified risks.

OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 Certification

OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 is an internationally recognised standard for Occupational Health and Safety, providing a framework for organisations to accomplish efficient and effective management of health and safety in the workplace.

Certification to OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 clearly demonstrates that you are committed to Health and Safety compliance requirements, whether you are a service, manufacturing industry, self employed, sole trader, limited company or multi site international organisation; it is appropriate to all levels of business.

You can learn more about OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 on our website here.

You can also speak to one of our dedicated team members who would be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have. You can call us on 01952 288325, e-mail us at info@interface-nrm.co.uk, initiate the live chat facility on our website or complete our contact us form which can be found here.

 

Interface NRM Easter 2018 Opening Hours

Interface NRM Easter 2018 Opening Hours

 

Interface NRM will close at 5pm on Thursday the 29th March.

We re-open at 9am on Tuesday the 3rd of April.

Wishing all of our customers a Happy Easter!

Interface NRM Contact Details

For further information on any of the services we offer you can visit our website www.interface-nrm.co.uk

You can also e-mail us on info@interface-nrm.co.uk and we will respond to you on our return.

Only 6 Months Remaining Until The Transition Deadline!

Only 6 Months Remaining Until The Transition Deadline For ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

There are only 6 months remaining until the transition deadline for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001!

With the deadline looming, be sure that you have been re-certified to the 2015 versions of these standards, for the continuation of your compliancy.

What happens if I am not re-certified to the new Standard?

Unfortunately failure to achieve certification to the 2015 Standard by the deadline will mean that you Certificate is no longer valid!

Additional information on this can be found on our website, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

If you are still to update your Certification to the 2015 Standard, you can contact us here at Interface NRM and we will be more than happy to discuss this further with you.

You can call us on 01952 288325, we do have a chat facility on our website, or you can complete our online enquiry form.

 

The New ISO 45001 Standard Is Here!

The New ISO 45001 Standard Is Here!

 

The world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has now been published.

Whether you are an employee, a manager or a business owner, you share a common goal – you don’t want anyone to get hurt on the job.

According to 2017 calculations by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), 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.

ISO 45001 hopes to change that. It provides governmental agencies, industry and other affected stakeholders with effective, usable guidance for improving worker safety in countries around the world. By means of an easy-to-use framework, it can be applied to both captive and partner factories and production facilities, regardless of their location

ISO 45001 is the new ISO standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S). It has become one of the most eagerly awaited standards in the world, and is set to drastically improve levels of workplace safety.

While ISO 45001 draws on OHSAS 18001 – the former benchmark for OH&S – it is a new and distinct standard, not a revision or update, and is due to be phased in gradually over the next three years. Organizations will therefore need to revise their current thinking and work practices in order to maintain organizational compliance.

The New ISO 45001 Standard Is Here!

What About OHSAS 18001?

Migrating from OHSAS 18001 to the new International Standard ISO 45001 may have its challenges, but with careful planning, checking and commitment, organisations and their employees will enjoy the benefits of improved health and safety management systems.

This is something that we here at Interface would be more than happy to assist you with. If you would like to discuss this further then please call us on 01952 288325. We also have a live chat on our website which is available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, or you can complete our contact us form, and we will get in contact with you at a convenient time.

What Benefits Could ISO 14001:2015 Certification Bring To Your Business?

What Benefits Could ISO 14001:2015 Certification Bring To Your Business

There are many reasons why an organisation should take a strategic approach to improving environmental performance.

Very recently via the medium of television, we have been reminded of the effect items such as plastic have to the environment and animals around us. This has lead to leading supermarket chains and fast food restaurants, making pledges to reduce/eliminate plastics from their packaging within the non too distant future.

ISO 14001:2015 requires that an organisation considers all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource use and efficiency.

What Benefits Could It Bring To My Business?

Users of ISO 14001:2015 have reported that the standard helps:

  • Demonstrate compliance with current and future statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Increase leadership involvement and engagement of employees
  • Improve company reputation and confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication
  • Achieve strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management
  • Provide a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs
  • Encourage better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organisations business systems

Who Are Interface NRM and How Can We Help?

Interface NRM are a UKAS Accredited Certification Body, who offer ISO 14001:2015 Certification to companies across the UK and Internationally.

If you would like to know more about UKAS ISO 14001:2015 Certification for your business, then we would be more than happy to assist you. Why not give us a call today on 01952 288325? Or alternatively you can fill in our contact us form, or initiate a live chat on our website – www.interface-nrm.co.uk