Environmental and occupational health and safety management standards are ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018, respectively. By encouraging safe and sustainable practices, these standards are altering the situation for the design and construction of civil, building and track works for double-line railways that involve the production of embankments/cuttings, bridges, and structures.
A standard for environmental management systems called ISO 14001:2015 aids businesses in reducing their environmental effect and adhering to environmental laws. Organizations engaged in the planning and building of railway projects can identify and manage environmental risks and impacts, lessen waste and pollution, and encourage sustainable practices by putting ISO 14001 into practice. This can lessen the effect of railway construction on the environment, especially the local communities and ecosystems.
Furthermore, the ISO 45001:2018 standard for occupational health and safety management systems aids businesses in supplying a secure and healthy work environment for their stakeholders and employees. Organizations engaged in the planning and construction of railway projects can manage occupational health and safety risks, foster a culture of safety, and adhere to legal requirements by applying ISO 45001. This can protect project participants and workers by reducing the danger of mishaps and injuries during the railway’s development and operation.
The Express Freight Railway Consortium – Maharashtra used the ISO standards as crucial guidance to implement the required modifications inside the business’s structure. The firm has earned the attention of ISO Cert News for receiving certifications in ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018. They will have an advantage in their upcoming endeavors as a result.
Organizations involved in the planning and construction of railway works can benefit from using ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 together to enhance sustainable and secure practices. The environment, nearby towns, project employees, and the railway itself can all benefit from this. Additionally, by adhering to these standards, organizations can show their dedication to occupational health and safety and sustainability, potentially enhancing their reputation and competitiveness.
Express Freight Railway Consortium – Maharashtra entails designing and building a double-line railway with civil, building, and track works that include formation in embankments/cuttings, bridges, structures (with the exception of civil works for 04 bridges already in construction and 03 bridges over existing railways and across rivers Tapi and Narmada, and formations in embankments/cuttings and structures in their approaches on both sides), buildings, ballast on the formation and track work.
Including track work on the 03 bridges over existing railways and the Tapi and Narmada rivers, as well as formations in embankments, cuttings, and structures on both sides of the approaches; testing; and commissioning on a design-build lump sum price basis for the Sachin-Vadodara section of the western dedicated freight corridor (Phase-2).