The final element in achieving a fully integrated management system was realised recently when Ransomes Jacobsen was accredited with OHSAS 18001 by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), one of the world's leading management systems and certification companies. Ransomes Jacobsen is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.
OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognised occupational health and safety (OH&S) specification, designed to enable organisations to control OH&S risks, improve performance and demonstrate good governance. It involves a structured approach to hazard identification and risk management which can contribute to the provision of a healthier and safer working environment.
Using this approach it is possible to avoid a high proportion of accidents and occupational health problems, which will help reduce lost time through employee illness and injury. The management of health and safety becomes more transparent and effective and helps minimise the risk of accidents.
Commenting on this latest achievement, Dave Withers, Managing Director of Ransomes Jacobsen said,
"This is the final piece of the jigsaw which sees us achieving a totally integrated management system having already gained ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management.
"We have again demonstrated that we are committed to improvement right across the business by producing high quality products for our customers, in a safe working environment for our staff and in a way that limits our impact on the environment, which is good for everyone. We are an industry leading organisation and have adopted these initiatives, which envelop a company-wide philosophy permeating everything we do."
Ransomes Jacobsen is a subsidiary of Textron Inc., a $10 billion multi-industry company operating in 33 countries with approximately 37,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com.