Ancon leads industry transition to ISO 45001
Ancon is pleased to announce it has become one of the first businesses to transition its Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHS) to the new International standard ISO 45001:2018.
This announcement reflects our on-going commitment to safeguarding the health and welfare of every member of the Ancon team, as well as all visitors to our operations including contractors working at our sites on our behalf.
To download the ISO 45001 certificate please click on the link below.
Unlike OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001 demands active engagement with employees and a move away from focusing on the negative impact of health and safety breaches to more positive reinforcement of the benefits of health and safety management systems. This approach better reflects the latest Ancon thinking on this subject and having a well-developed safety culture certainly helped smooth the transition.
“We’re delighted to be among the frontrunners to be independently certified to ISO 45001. This accreditation reinforces Ancon’s unwavering commitment to being a reliable and responsible manufacturer of construction products.
Simply meeting regulatory requirements has never been enough for Ancon though. We pride ourselves on going beyond legislative standards to ensure our operations comply with the Ancon Group’s own world-class health and safety requirements.
At Ancon, a CRH company, health and safety is the top priority for everyone, irrespective of role, business or location.”
Kieran Jarvis, Health & Safety, Environmental & Quality Manager
Ancon is a CRH company. At CRH, health and safety management is a daily priority of line management in every company and location. This line responsibility continues up to Divisional Managing Director, the Chief Executive Officer and ultimately to CRH Board level.
Ancon, with the full support of CRH, continues to devote substantial management and employee time, and all appropriate resources to progressing performance in this area.
We are also an established holder of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications, Ancon’s quality management system and environmental management system.
Environmental Management System - ISO 14001 (PDF, 741 KB)
Quality Management System - ISO 9001 (PDF, 741 KB)
Construction industry remains open. Manufacturing at Leviat continues through latest national lockdown.
The health, safety and wellbeing of all those who work with us and for us, as well as the general public, is always our No. 1 priority.
From January 1st 2021, the UK will recognise both the EU CE marking approvals, for a time limited period, and the new UK based approval system, which will be known as the UKCA mark. The EU will only recognise CE marking by EU notified bodies as proof of efficacy moving forwards. Leviat has been working closely with both EU notified and UK approved bodies to ensure compliance is achieved at the earliest possible opportunity and we can confirm that we have obtained all relevant certification.