Surface Technology achieves hat trick of standards with OHSAS 18001 accreditation


Surface Technology achieves hat trick of standards with OHSAS 18001 accreditation

World-leading supplier of high performance surface treatments, Surface Technology, has been awarded the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (OHSAS) 18001 certificate for the Health and Safety management systems at its Leeds, East Kilbride and Irvine sites.


Steven Hewitson, Andrew Courtney, Allan Marshall and John Stevenson (left to right) from Surface Technology display the certificate

Part of Norman Hay plc, Surface Technology has previously been recognised with the ISO 14001 environmental management standard and the ISO 9001 quality management standard. The addition of OHSAS 18001 shows safer working conditions and improved performance across Surface Technology. The OHSAS 18001 standard is an internationally accepted method used to assess and audit occupational health and safety management systems and, was awarded following an assessment by the government-backed accreditation service, National Quality Assurance (NQA). Developed by the leading trade and international standards bodies, OHSAS 18001 identifies and manages occupational health and safety risks and hazards ensuring a safe working environment resulting in a reduction of time lost through employee illness and injury. The assessment process includes staff training and awareness, communication of safety management systems and response to emergency situations. Andrew Courtney, Group Operations Director of Surface Technology, said: “The achievement of the OHSAS 18001 award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams at our Leeds, East Kilbride and Irvine sites and the recognition confirms that we are fully committed to the welfare of our employees. “Keeping employees safe is at the forefront of Surface Technology’s interests and we continuously seek to improve our performance. Our aim is to help, support, encourage and empower staff locally with health, safety and environmental compliance to help develop best practices and to ensure we bring a continued high standard of health and safety to their working environment.” Surface Technology has more than 60 years of specialist experience in the modification of component surfaces through innovation, development and application of high performance surface coatings. Enhancing the performance of components to provide improved corrosion protection, surface release, wear resistance and friction control.