Northgate has been awarded OHSAS 18001 status, a British standard for occupational health and safety management systems, for its continued commitment to health and safety.
As an internationally recognised standard, the OHSAS 18001 assists organisations in managing and controlling health and safety risks, and improving overall safety performances.
The new certification demonstrates to employees, customers and stakeholders that Northgate holds CSR as key to the success of its operation, as well as enabling Northgate to effectively balance between reducing workplace hazards and boosting employee moral.
Colin Gilstin, group health, safety and environment manager at Northgate, said: “Achieving the OHSAS 18001 accreditation is testament to Northgate’s ongoing commitment to improving health and safety performance across the business and making our workplaces safer for all of our employees.
"The accreditation gives us a solid platform on which to continue to raise the bar in health and safety standards, not just for employees but for our customers too."
The OHSAS 18001 accreditation was first introduced in 1999 and requires organisations to assess risks and implement an effective occupational health and safety management system to promote a safe and healthy working environment.
The accreditation supplements the ISO 14001 accreditation which Northgate achieved two years ago for its environmental management system and controls to protect the environment.