ISO 45001 is an international standard for health and safety at work developed by national and international standards committees, independent of government. Although not legally required, there are many benefits to this migration as it focuses on monitoring risk and opportunities for improvement.

Complying with regulations is imperative for John Lawrie and taking responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of its team and its clients is constantly under review. The ISO45001:2018 certification fully complements the company’s existing ISO14001:2015 and ISO9001:2015 certifications and demonstrates its commitment towards continuous improvement across the business.

Dave Weston, Managing Director of John Lawrie Metals, commented: “This certification demonstrates the Company’s ongoing commitment to the safety and wellbeing of its employees, all of whom contributed to this successful transition. We want our customers to have confidence in our business management processes and trust that our procedures are as compliant and responsible as possible.”

Eric Valdor, HSEQ Manager, added: “We have been working hard over the last six months towards the transition between standards, and the audit results are a testament to the engagement between all levels of personnel within our business and the hard work of our HSEQ team, much of which was carried out under COVID-19 restrictions, in ensuring that all aspects of the standards have been fully adopted.”

John Lawrie Metals, the largest metal recycler in the North-East of Scotland, takes its duty of care to its customers, communities within which it works, and the environment seriously and is always looking for innovative ways to improve its service offering.