01 November 2018

Midas Group among first to achieve enhanced new health and safety standard

The Midas Group has become one of the first organisations in the UK to secure a wide-ranging new international standard for the way it manages the occupational health and safety of its workforce and workplaces.

The introduction of the new ISO 45001:2018 international standard aims to create a health and safety culture of continuous improvement across businesses of all sizes and sectors and has been described as a new era for occupational health and safety management.

The enhanced standard  came into being earlier this year, and Midas’s success in demonstrating its commitment to healthy workplaces, together with the leadership, monitoring systems and robust procedures to make that happen, has seen it become one of the first organisations in the country to achieve the new accreditation.

The award follows on from the news earlier this year that Midas had achieved a RoSPA Order of Distinction, in recognition of the company gaining 15 consecutive Golds in the internationally-renowned annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.

Brian Smith, Group Health & Safety Director at Midas Group, said: “Ensuring all our workplaces are safe and healthy for our employees, customers, suppliers and the public is of the highest priority for us. It is only possible to do that if you have the right polices backed by robust systems in place to carry these through.

“We are extremely proud of our track record in this respect and to achieve the RoSPA Order of Distinction and now become among the very first to gain ISO 45001:2018 accreditation is a reflection of the commitment and hard work of everyone across the company. It certainly puts Midas Group at the very forefront of change in occupational health and safety.”

Midas is one of the UK's largest independent construction and property services providers. The company’s strategy is to become the contractor of choice in the areas in which it operates, by developing long-term relationships through the delivery of its vision to be   leaders in customer service and performance. It is a strategy which is already showing success with more than 75% of the Group’s projects being carried out on a repeat business basis.

ISO 45001:2018 enables organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as proactively improving its occupational health and safety performance. It specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety organisation management system and gives guidance on how this should be implemented.

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