Image Above: Robert Fitzpatrick, Group accreditations manager-HSQE for Sidey and Haylee Lilley, sales & showroom manager, with the new ISO certificate
Sidey has underlined its commitment to employee safety by achieving ISO 45001:2018 certification for the manufacture and installation of windows, doors and conservatories using PVCu and aluminium profile, covering activities as both a contractor and designer.
The Occupational Health & Safety Management System ISO 45001:2018 has replaced BS OHSAS 18001 2007 and is an internationally recognised standard for excellence in promoting and protecting the physical and mental health wellbeing of workers.
ISO 45001:2018 sets the framework for establishing, implementing and maintaining an occupational health and safety management system, identifying and managing risks and opportunities, as well as a clear and effective path of communication and continual improvement throughout the business.
“We’ve always made the safety of people our top priority,” says Steve Hardy, Sidey’s Managing Director of Sales and Marketing. “Achieving this accreditation shows that we’re a proactive company when it comes to Health & Safety and continual improvement. It also ensures compliance with all current worldwide legislation.
“By fostering and adopting a health and safety culture within the workplace, it boosts staff morale and has also been shown to increase productivity. It also shows a positive transparency to our staff and customers that our manufacturing processes are running as safely and efficiently as possible.
“Sidey was one of the first companies in glazing to achieve the previous standard, BS OHSAS 18001, and again we’re one of the first to be ISO 45001:2018 certified, positioning us as a market leader and keeping us at the forefront of the industry.
“We’ve always been heavily committed to having all the latest accreditations as it shows our commitment to attaining and exceeding the highest standards in quality, manufacture and installation of our products.
“It’s important for us to demonstrate our responsibilities & commitment towards safety not only to our staff but also to our customers across the wide range of projects that we are involved in”.
“When someone chooses Sidey, they can be assured of working with the best.”