OHSAS 18001 certification for Element 6
OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification
Element Six Ltd Shannon Co Clare has been recently certified to OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management by Certification Europe.
Element Six is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial Diamond super materials. Element Six operates globally with its primary manufacturing facilities in Ireland, South Africa, China, Germany, Sweden and the UK.
OHSAS 18001 provides a framework for health and safety best practice management that helps organisations to prevent protect its employees from workplace hazards, conform to legislation and develop their business in a safe and sustainable manner.
Ciaran O’Malley, Business Development Manager for Certification Europe, the awarding body, said, “It must be recognised to achieve such awards for best practice in health and safety management is critical to raising the profile of the Shannon Operation within the multinational Element 6 Group and enhances their commitment to Safety with their goal of "ZERO HARM" to all staff.
For over 50 years, the core business has remained the synthesis and processing of industrial Diamond supermaterials, a term which includes synthetic diamond and other materials with similar properties such as Silicon Carbide Diamond and Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN). While Diamond is well known as the planet’s hardest known material it has many extreme properties and is one of the most useful and remarkable materials.
Declan Coughlan Safety Manager stated “We always operated to best practice in relation to Safety management. As part of the Companies corporate value we strive to nurture, develop and celebrate our people we always act with their safety and health foremost in our minds, and the fact that our business has been independently assessed by Certification Europe proves it.”