Creating a sustainable, safe and secure way of working are key requirements for all businesses in today’s modern world. Organisations and businesses need to address international pressures to comply with environmental legislation, raised obligations for Health and Safety and the need for an audited methodology.
Leading global audio visual solutions and services provider Saville Audio Visual have further committed to the company’s continuing programme of investment in setting new standards with the successful attainment and recertification to the new ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and ISO 18001:2007 standards. Together, these certifications demonstrate the company’s ethical and responsible approach towards its employees, the environment and its business operations.
“The safety of staff, clients, suppliers and the general public is of paramount importance to us” explains Nicola Matchett, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality officer at Saville. “Achieving this independently assessed, globally recognised certification in addition to our other industry accreditations showcases the importance we place on providing high quality of service whilst maintaining our commitment to health & safety and the environment.”
Saville approached certification body NQA to transition to the new ISO standards one year sooner than required. A thorough internal gap analysis was performed across the business where each process was audited and assessed against the new standards criteria and these were addressed as a part of a management review.
“Leadership commitment was evident from an early stage and helped drive all the necessary changes to our processes and practices resulting in us being amongst the first to complete the transition in our sector” explained Shaun Hodgson, HSEQ Manager at Saville. “Ensuring compliance to the standards through awareness for staff and contractors can be an ongoing challenge but our Learning Management System has been an integral part of the process. The HSEQ team can make sure that everyone has access to the appropriate resources and materials and has complete visibility over user engagement and understanding.”
Commenting on the achievement, Andy Dyson, joint Managing Director at Saville said “Our HSEQ team work extremely hard to ensure all our internal and external processes and systems are maintained to the highest level and maintaining our certification is a large and complex undertaking but it’s a commitment we take willingly. It’s vital that our processes, systems and procedures are validated by an external auditor of the stature of NQA, this assures our UK & global customers and suppliers that Saville are committed to HSEQ to protect them.”