This 2023 and also 2024 will remain indelible years in the history of Guidi srl.
Among the many activities done (U.S. branch, trade shows, events…) and all the structural innovations (expansion) one of the additional news that gives great added value is the certification according to the 2018 ISO 45001 standard: occupational health and safety management systems.
An international standard that specifies requirements for a suitable occupational health and safety management system and provides guidance for its use to enable companies (which the standard calls “organizations”) to have safe and healthy workplaces by preventing accidents and health problems.
ISO 45001 was developed according to the High Level Structure (HLS) guidelines so as to facilitate the adoption of Integrated Management Systems, such as with environmental (14001) and quality (9001), certifications we already have.
Now certified according to ISO 45001, we can guarantee an Occupational Health and Safety Management System that complies with international standards.
It was a process that started from far back, more than a year in the making and with several phases that included:
- a preliminary audit: where the organization’s level of compliance with the requirements was assessed. This phase involved observations for achieving compliance, due more to the permanent worksite present than anything else.
- certification audit: verification of the compliance of the management system with the requirements of the certification scheme. This second step was done by integrating the already present ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 14001 Environment certificates. All records were reviewed and adapted in an integrated form, each company activity was addressed around production, little waste of resources, and safety during the activity itself.
The approach for this certification was based on the analysis and definition of business risks, in fact, in addition to those related to health and safety, this is the starting point for all certification paths, a point that allows maximum flexibility in application and management.
Based on these analyses, taking into consideration the DVR (the Risk Assessment Document), all applicable business risks were examined, such as, for example, chemical risk (products and mixtures used in production), physical risks (noise, vibration, load handling, microclimate) and macro risks such as fire and explosion.
Both the context and the needs of all the company’s stakeholders identified as interested parties, internal and external, were carefully examined.
For the safety part, the main attentions were directed to the company’s employees and collaborators in order to make them participants and involved in the management of the processes, including through specific training and operational interventions.
With ISO 9001 (Quality), we created a model to manage all processes efficiently, such as purchasing, sales, production, maintenance, design, loading and unloading.
With ISO 14001 (Environment), we measured how much we are able to save energy (remember we are still implementing our photovoltaics), how much we are able to optimize scrap and waste in general.
Finally, with ISO 45001, everything written above is done in the safest way for everyone’s health. This is the added value that a company like ours wants to give to employees, customers, suppliers, neighbors, and to the territory.