ATS Euromaster has launched a national health and safety training programme with the aim of every single manager earning a qualification from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
It has been licenced to deliver the qualification in‐house thanks to accreditation and recognition by IOSH.
Stan Rudowski, group head of health, safety and technical services at ATS Euromaster and chartered member of IOSH, said: “Our new IOSH licence represents the beginning of a new phase in our ongoing commitment to place health and safety at the heart of our service to customers, all in‐house.
"The motor industry is one of the five most dangerous industry sectors in which to work and with this step, we will ensure our staff continue to maintain the highest standard of expertise.”
The programme will be written and presented by ATS Euromaster but the syllabus and course are set, monitored and licenced by IOSH. The leadership team, consisting of the board of directors and the department heads, have received their certifications and now all managers within the company will be trained and assessed over the next three years.
“All ATS Euromaster management working across the network will take the course and sit a final exam before they receive their qualification,” said Rudowski. “Now that the most senior management have completed the course, we will be filtering down the training throughout the rest of the management structure so that everyone doing business with ATS Euromaster can be sure they are being serviced by true experts in health and safety.”
ATS Euromaster group managing director Peter Allen said: “We have a commitment to outstanding customer care and by implementing this course we are ensuring we have the required expertise to live up to this obligation. This is directly in‐line with our company culture and our on‐going responsibility to raising health and safety standards within the workplace.”
In addition to its multiple health and safety accreditations, the national tyre and vehicle maintenance provider has a number of internal schemes to promote safe working, such as its ‘Safe by Choice’ programme, which encourages staff to make safety their personal choice.