As early as 2008, Lederer was the first supplier of stainless steel fasteners and C-parts management systems to certify its occupational health and safety management system (AMS) in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001, the world's best-known and most important standard at the time. In autumn 2020, the company switched to the international standard ISO 45001, which has since been introduced and replaced BS OHSAS 18001.
"The objective of this newly-installed management system is to make operational risks recognizable, reducible and controllable for all the employees", says Jörg Baumann, head of QM and certification specialist at Lederer. This means more than just the elimination of possible sources of risk and the responsible handling of procedures that involve risks.
That's because it provides a number of competitive advantages:
In overall terms, increasing the level of safety awareness at work will bring about an improvement in the safety culture within the company.
Motivation and staff loyalty are boosted by our implementation of the duty of care and social responsibility towards our employees.
Labour- and cost-intensive downtimes and stoppages are avoided, resulting in faster order processing and consistently punctual goods delivery.
All good things come in threes
Due to the same structure of the standards, ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety) is compatible with the management systems according to ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management), so that the integration of occupational health and safety into a holistic management system (quality, environment and occupational health and safety) could be further improved.
It's being done for the sake of the employees' health and safety and the well-being of all our families, partners and customers.
The 45001-certificate is downloadable here.