Qualis Group achieves ISO 45001 Certification
Following its successful first stage audit in October 2022, Qualis Group has achieved full ISO 45001 SSIP Certification from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS0), the sole national accreditation body.
Paul Hewitt, Executive Director for Qualis Group comments, “This is a fantastic accomplishment for any organisation, let alone one that has been trading for such a short period of time. We have developed a strong management system and culture across the Group and achieving the ISO 45001 standard sends a positive message to our employees and stakeholders that health and safety is, and will continue to be, our top priority. I am grateful to the team for their hard work, and I look forward to building on this success and further developing our approach to health and safety and becoming a market leader in this area.”
ISO 45001 is the international standard that provides a framework for an organisation to proactively improve its operational health and safety performance and manage risks and opportunities to help prevent work-related injuries and ill health to workers.
JJ Karsten, Group Head of Health and Safety for Qualis Group said, “By achieving this internationally recognised standard it enables us to build and improve on our safety performance and culture and reduce risk throughout the organisation. I would like to thank the whole team for all their hard work in achieving this status, without any minor or major non-conformances. It marks the start of our ISO journey and sets a precedent for how we wish to continue.”
Qualis Group is wholly owned by Epping Forest District Council. Its purpose is to act commercially and deliver benefits to the Shareholder and the community through property development, asset management and property management services.