Specialist highways contractor, Henry Williams & Son, has achieved a ‘clean bill of health’ following recent ISO 9001, ISO 45001, NHSS13 and CE Mark audits.
The company got through all the audits with no major or minor non-conformances, and no observations or opportunities for improvement raised.
The ISO 9001 quality management system is the most widely recognised quality management standard in the world. It sets out what is needed to implement a quality management system – the purpose of which is to improve overall performance and provide a sound basis for sustainable development initiatives. ISO 45001 provides organisations with the opportunity to improve the way they manage occupational health & safety within the workplace.
The National Highway Sector Scheme 13 (NHSS13) relates to The Supply and Application of Surface Treatments to Road Surfaces, while the CE Mark shows that the manufacturer has checked these products meet EU safety, health or environmental requirements and it is an indicator of a product’s compliance with EU legislation.
Commenting on the audit success, Jon White, SHEQ Manager at Henry Williams & Son said: “We’re proud of this outstanding result – no major or minor non-conformances, and no observations or opportunities for improvement raised – which demonstrates our commitment to quality assurance, bringing confidence to our valued clients, stakeholders, workforce and supply chain.”
The company now plans to focus on achieving ISO 14001 Environmental Management System accreditation, which is part of its overall plans to drive down emissions in the business as well as supporting its clients to do the same through sustainable highway maintenance surface treatment and civils projects. They are also certified with Planet Mark.
Mr White added: “All the effort that goes into these audits is worthwhile as it is important, we strive to continuously improve in every area of our business.”
Meanwhile, Mr White has also recently become the company’s first certified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA). Henry Williams & Son now plans to give all staff mental health awareness training to deliver a greater understanding throughout the company and the opportunity for others to become Mental Health First Aiders.
Commenting on Jon’s recent qualification, Sean Martin, Managing Director at Henry Williams & Son said: “As a business, we care passionately about our people, so it’s great to have Jon’s increased understanding of mental health and wellbeing along with the practical skills to spot the early signs of any issues should they arise, so he can step in, reassure and provide support, as needed.”