The Goscor Access Solutions team has always valued safety as an absolute priority and this certification certainly cements this fact. This certification symbolises our commitment to own and operate a fleet of safe, compliant and reliable equipment.

With IS045001 certification in place, our GAS team ensures improved risk management and therefore increased productivity and efficiency.

ISO45001 certification

 What is the ISO45001 Health and Safety certification?

 The ISO45001 certification is a health and safety standard that helps to protect employees.

As the world’s first international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S), it provides a framework to increase safety, reduce workplace risks and enhance health and well-being of personnel at work. The standard can help to save lives in the workplace.

Developed under the ISO system, with the input of experts from more than 70 countries, it provides an international framework aimed at improving workplace safety.

The benefits of the standard include reduced absenteeism and staff turnover, improved productivity, reduced insurance premiums and an improved health and safety culture.

A tough certification to achieve during tough times

Obtaining an ISO45001 certification is hard enough, but Covid-19 made it even harder to achieve. Several postponements and remote auditing created delays and challenges but the Goscor Access Solutions team persevered. The new standard has now been rolled out and implemented across all national branches.

In order to obtain the ISO45001 certification, Goscor Access Solutions needed to develop a centralised, online Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS). The system needed to be rolled out across various levels within the organisation; ensuring it was carried out accurately and timeously. Internal audits were then conducted to prepare for compliance evaluations.

Marelise Pretorius and Hendrik Coetzee, the forces behind achieving this important certification, demonstrated extraordinary perseverance and commitment throughout the process and your efforts and contribution have proved invaluable to our business. Marelise Pretorius, our Health & Safety Officer, said, “It was truly inspiring to witness the efforts and support that our nationwide teams contributed to achieving this milestone. Without the commitment from our teams, it would not have been possible to achieve the results we did.”

Hendrik Coetzee, Regional Manager, believes that “The best part about achieving this certification is proving that we ‘practice what we preach.’ We pride ourselves in being one of the safest, most responsible and ethical companies around.  Ensuring safety in all that we do is number one. Our fleet of MEWP’s offer the latest in safety features and our training services are crucial to the safety of the personnel operating the machine. We have the ability to now ascertain these facts not only through our services, but also with this certification.”

Reducing risk for all

Implementing ISO 45001 will help Goscor Access Solutions prevent risks rather than reacting to them once they are detected by others. The internal auditing system provides an early warning system for improved health and safety. Our GAS team is proud of our ISO certification and we look forward to continuously reducing all risks associated to our workplace and maximising overall productivity.

If you’d like to know more about what this certification means to us as a business or have any questions, please get in touch: accesssolutions@goscor.co.za or give us a call +27 (0)11 393 6437

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