The mechanical and electrical building services specialist has achieved certification to the new ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management standard, the world’s first international OHS standard, which has replaced its BS OHSAS 18001 accreditation for protecting employees.
Despite strict lockdown restrictions, J S Wright was awarded the highly coveted accreditation after global standards organisation BSI assessed the company on its approach to health and safety against a rigorous and robust set of processes.
J S Wright’s IMS & Site Administration Manager Christine Wiesztort and Business Systems Auditor Jane Dimmick led the programme to deliver the integrated approach to health and safety which included the involvement of all 186 members of its directly employed workforce required by the new standard.
It took six months of working within the challenging constraints of the Covid-19 lockdown, which included the need for remote auditing, for the company’s IMS (Integrated Management System) team to successfully achieve full compliance.
J S Wright’s IMS team is already preparing for the company to have all three of its safety, quality and environmental accreditations renewed in the New Year.
Established in Birmingham in 1890, J S Wright designs, manufactures, installs and maintains mechanical and electrical services for the hotel, residential, social housing, student accommodation, leisure and commercial sectors.