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Cambridge Precision Limited always looks to be one step ahead of the game and it is no surprise that it is one of the first companies in the UK to successfully migrate to the new ISO 45001 standard, which champions health and wellbeing in the work place.

“Precision engineering is a fast-moving, technical environment and our customers are some of the world’s most successful innovators.  Our team face new challenges every day and we all have to be able to respond quickly, intelligently and safely. We can’t afford to have anything but the very best working environment.  We have 70 highly skilled staff, working with initiative and high levels of individual responsibility and we are recruiting for a number of new positions. Productivity, high performance and creativity can only be expected from a workforce that share a commitment to excellence.” explains Andrew Wierny, Quality Manager at CPL.

“We saw certification to this new standard as an opportunity to build upon our existing ethos of continuous improvement and a very practical way to further develop a working culture that is inclusive, transparent and responsible.  ISO standards are globally recognised as helping to improve performance, reduce risk and increase sustainability, supporting businesses to achieve organisational resilience. Our decision to work with BSI (British Standards Institution) to achieve certification to this standard demonstrates to our stakeholders and customers that we are both progressive and genuinely committed to best practice when it comes to managing health and wellbeing. Certification to the new standard helps us to demonstrably improve not just our own working situation but also to consider and have influence on a far wider environment.  ISO 45001’s framework is a whole new way of thinking … the next level in safety and health.”

Key benefits of ISO 45001

  • Easier integration with other ISO standards
  • Increased awareness of Occupational Health and Safety and risks
  • Continual improvement of its OH&S performance
  • Reputation for being one of the safest places to work
  • Improved ability to respond to regulatory compliance issues
  • Reduction in the overall costs of incidents
  • Reduction in downtime and the costs of disruption to operations
  • Reduction in the cost of insurance premiums
  • Reduced absenteeism and employee turnover rates
  • Recognition of achievement of an influential, international benchmark reflecting high levels of social responsibility.

Carla Whyte, Senior Client Propositions Manager at BSI said: “Achieving certification to the new international health and safety standard will bring huge benefits to organizations of all sizes and sectors – it will help businesses to provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees and stakeholders, reduce work-related injury and ill-health as well as enhance organizational resilience. Cambridge Precision should be delighted that they have achieved this which is testament to the commitment of the entire team.”

Contact:  Andrew Wierny a.wierny@cambridgeprecision.com   01480 215196

Press Contact: Lyn Disley lyn@magstar.co.uk  07785 237682

Notes for Editors

Cambridge Precision Ltd manufactures highest quality precision machined components and undertakes specialist electro-mechanical assembly projects for leaders in the technical, medical and energy sectors. The business is recognised and respected world-wide for outstanding skill, quality, reliability and innovation.

The company are leaders in the field of precision engineering and have offices at the St John’s innovation Centre and a state of the art manufacturing unit in St Neots. The company’s commitment to quality has been validated over the last two decades by their numerous awards and accreditations. www.cambridgeprecision.com

Cambridge Precision Ltd
St John’s Innovation Centre
Cowley Road
Cambridge
CB4 0WS

Cambridge Precision Ltd
Alington Road
St Neots
Cambridgeshire
PE19 6YH

ISO 45001 is a management system with a proactive approach to risk control and a clear focus on performance indicators and improvement.

With 45001, the safety culture of the organisation demands active engagement of management with the workforce. Instead of providing “oversight” of the program, management are required to be true safety leaders. The protection of workers, as well as performance improvements, are roles of leadership under the new ISO 45001.

With nearly 70 countries involved in its development, ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS 18001, the existing management system standard for Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S). The standard is a recognised as an international benchmark.   www.bsigroup.com