In recognition of its commitment to health and safety, DS Smith Plastics Cool Logistics is celebrating an industry accolade. The UK manufacturer of temperature-controlled packaging solutions has proved its dedication to health and safety and secured the prestigious OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) accreditation.
This internationally recognised standard demonstrates the company's commitment to having a robust health and safety management system in place, which manages operational health and safety risks and ultimately improves performance.
Cool Logistics is the first site within the DS Smith Plastics network to receive this accreditation and it's the second success story for the business, which also became ISO 9001:2008 (quality) and ISO 14001:2004 (environmental) certified earlier this year.
"This latest achievement is proof of our hard work and commitment to improvements in health and safety," said Stuart McPherson, Managing Director, DS Smith Plastics Cool Logistics. "Gaining this accreditation has been part of our risk management strategy, which not only addresses change in legislation and protects our workforce, it also provides a benchmark for our customers to demonstrate that we're professional and have good, solid management systems in place."
OHSAS 18001 certification addresses the following key areas:
- Hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls
- Legal and other requirements
- Objectives and OHS program(s)
- Resources, roles, responsibility, accountability and authority
- Competence, training and awareness
- Communication, participation and consultation
- Operational control
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement
Cool Logistics' headquarters is based in Bedfordshire, UK and operates globally with an extensive network of partnerships and manufacturing locations.