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Celebrating our ISO 45001 accreditation!

ODS has started the New Year on a high, having just been granted the prestigious ISO 45001 award.

ISO 45001 is an international standard that lays down the requirements for health and safety management. It is designed to help organisations reduce workplace risks, enhance health and safety training, ensure legal compliance, and improve overall performance. 

The journey to gain accreditation started in June 2021, with various internal and external audits taking place. Its achievement recognises the hard work that ODS staff have put into ensuring the organisation is fully compliant when it comes to health and safety and that the correct systems are in place to make sure all ODS staff work in a safe environment

The accreditation lasts for three years, with external audits every year. The news means that ODS has added to the number of ISO accreditations they hold: the organisation has also been awarded the environmental management standard ISO 14001 and quality management standard ISO 9001, forming an integrated management system (IMS). These are due for review next year, so ODS have asked that ISO 45001 is also reviewed then to “sync- up” the dates.

ODS Managing Director Simon Howick, said:  “I am delighted we have been awarded the ISO 45001 accreditation.  Its achievement demonstrates the relationship between a safe working environment, employee participation and efficient productivity – something we always aspire to.  This success is a testament to the hard work of all our team, who are to be congratulated.” 

Councillor Nigel Chapman, Cabinet Member for Citizen Focused Services, said: “This recognition shows that ODS is committed to continuously improving in all areas of its business and embedding a health and safety culture within the organisation. My thanks and congratulations to all those staff at ODS who have worked hard to make this accreditation a reality.”