OHSAS 18001 (officially 'BS OHSAS 18001:2007') is an internationally applied British Standard for systems within occupational health and safety performance. It is a widely recognised and popular management system.
“With ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, we can ensure that our systems for quality, external environment and occupational health are compliant with requirements defined by international law, rules and regulations – as well as being in line with our customers’ own requirements”, says Mr. Per Arne Haug, MD Kumera Norgear.
Accreditation according to the OHSAS standards highlights the professional service Kumera Norgear provides for customers, reflected in internal processes and procedures, and the culture within the organisation. The accreditations represent a process of continual improvement for Kumera Norgear.
In challenging markets, such as marine and offshore, companies are more likely to become a preferred supplier, based on a truly innovative culture and a track record for continuous development. For Kumera Norgear, the three certifications constitute the fundamental pillars of a corporate culture that focuses on innovation, quality and continuous development.
“Implementation of the three certification systems is valuable for both Kumera Norgear, customers and potential markets – positioning Kumera Norgear as a responsible, sustainable, quality focused supplier for businesses around the world”, says Oliwia Bury, Project Coordinator and QHSE Manager at Kumera Norgear.
Focus is now on developing the systems currently implemented, as well as translation of documentation into two languages (Norwegian and English), for easier understanding for all employees and interested parties, making sure these standards are at the forefront of minds at all times.