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Meath County Council Fire Service certified to OHSAS 18001:2007

Certification Europe is proud to announce that Meath County Council Fire Service have achieved certification to OHSAS 18001 occupational Health and Safety standard. The certification was presented by Certification Europe’s CEO, Michael Brophy at Navan Fire Station to the entire team involved in implementing the standard across all 7 fire stations across the county which is a first in Ireland.

Meath County Council Fire Service

Back: Declan Corbett, Navan. David Whelan, Assistant Chief Fire Officer. Ciara Finn, Ashbourne Seamus Shields Nobber. Barry Quinn and Padraig O' Longaigh, Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officers, Brigid Mc Quaid, Staff Officer. Mary D'Arcy, Corporate Safety Section. Alan Keague, Trim. Stephen Brunton, Oldcastle. Eanna O' Conghaile, Assistant Chief Fire Officer. Kevin Flanagan, Kells. Paul Foley, Dunshaughlin. Font: Des Foley, Director of Services, Jackie Maguire, CEO, Cllr Maria Murphy, Caothoirleach, Meath County Council. Michael Brophy, CEO of Certification Europe and Dermot Brannigan, Chief Fire Officer.

Michael Brophy said during the presentation ceremony by obtaining OHSAS 18001 the people of County Meath can be assured that their fire department is providing the highest standard of health, safety and welfare to the people of County Meath. What we found so impressive about Meath County Council Journey to certification was that they pushed the scope of their management system to not only include users of the service but also the fire personnel on all emergency and non-emergency call outs alike by setting out a preventative and proactive approach to identifying workplace hazards.

Chief Fire Officer Dermot Brannigan, of Meath Fire Service, announced that obtaining this certification would not have been possible without the hard work, dedication and consistency of each person working to serve the fire department. The general public of Meath to whom the service is for, can take pride in their fire department and assure that they are engaging in the standard through their knowledge and commitment to always put health and safety at the core of everything they do. The fire department in Meath knows that they have a system of high standards in place to ensure the protection of life, property and the environment.

By obtaining OHSAS 18001 certification Meath fire department has set the highest standard of health and safety throughout all of their operations whether that be at the station or  on a call and ensure the people of Meath that health and safety is a principle priority to them.

What is OHSAS 18001:2007

OHSAS 18001 provides a framework to identify, control and decrease work-related health and safety issues within your organisation. Planning ahead will help your organisation reduce potential medical and compensation claims and protect the wellbeing of your employees.

Contact Certification Europe today to talk to one of our advisors about implementing OHSAS 18001.

Tel +353 1 642 9300
Fax +353 1 620 5535
Email: info@certificationeurope.com

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