The British Standards Institution (BSI) has certified Arco’s garment centre in the UK for its health and safety management system.
The ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management Standard, created to avoid work-related injury and ill health and to provide safe and healthy workplaces, was found to be complied with by the BSI’s Preston location.
The Environment, Health and Safety (SHE) team of Arco and the management of the garment centre were among the stakeholders in the certification process. Assessors also checked working procedures and processes and looked through paperwork.
The BSI mentioned in its report that colleagues had “a very good understanding of the management specification obligations” and that was “demonstrated by all participants interviewed and evidence of implementation in all areas planned has been confirmed through this assessment”.
“We are proud to have attained ISO 45001, and I’d like to thank all those colleagues involved in supporting the assessment. Moreover, this certificate is a testament to their hard work, day in and day out, by ensuring our clothing centre is a safe and healthy workplace. As with any assessment, it’s not just about the hard work on the day but the many weeks of preparation to ensure we can demonstrate the robustness and effectiveness of our health and safety management system,” said Jo Heselton, Arco’s SHE Manager.