HMD Kontro has recently had a successful Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) audit at its Eastbourne headquarters. The audit proves that the company is operating responsibly, safeguarding its employees and protecting the environment.
Surveillance 2 Audit carried out by Lloyds Register
The Surveillance 2 audit was conducted remotely (via Microsoft Teams) by Lloyds Register for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems) standards. The aim was to assess the continued compliance of the Environmental, Health and Safety Management System of HMD Kontro against the above standards as defined in the audit planning documentation.
Continual improvement at HMD Kontro
The Lead Assessor acknowledged improvements that had been introduced recently, managed by David Watson who took up the post as EHS and Facilities Manager in January 2020. It was also noted that the introduction and utilisation of the Health & Safety representatives to conduct the monthly inspections along with the safety stand-down, proved immensely effective and worked very well for the business. The auditor went on to add that these new and innovative ideas will create a better environment and will improve the business performance going forward.
The report concluded that:
- The business has continued to operate during the Covid pandemic and has revised its manufacturing processes and office risk assessments (RAs) and working practices (working from home) to manage and navigate the business through this very challenging and difficult period.
- The business has implemented, and continued to maintain and provide adequate resources to support and update their Environmental, Health and Safety Management System and management processes.
- The management system was demonstrated to be effectively implemented and compliant with the requirements of the standards assessed.
- Sufficient evidence was seen during the assessment to recommend the continued certification for HMD Kontro, being subject to Lloyds Register (LR) Technical Review.
ISO 14001 – incorporating environmental issues into business management
ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. HMD Kontro is delighted to have been successful in this recent audit, which demonstrates that our EMS is fully operational and effective and that continual improvement is being achieved.
It also demonstrates our compliance with future statutory and regulatory requirements and our commitment to increased leadership involvement and engagement of employees. This assists in helping us to achieve our strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management.
For more information about the EHS audit, please contact us and David will be pleased to respond.