Training 2000 has been recognised for its comprehensive and stringent health and safety management systems and commitment to quality. These were awarded following 18 months of preparation.
The Blackburn-based training provider has just received both the ISO 9001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certificates. The two standards, together with the current ISO 14001 certificate gained in 2009, gives the company full certification in quality, health, safety and environmental management systems.
To meet the three standards, Training 2000 has had to demonstrate its comprehensive quality, health and safety culture and systems and that it monitors and limits its impact on the environment wherever possible.
Phil Watson, health safety and environment team leader at Training 2000 says: “This is a fantastic achievement.
“These accreditations show our customers that, as one of the largest Group Training Associations in the country, we are a committed and responsible company operating to the highest standards.”
ISOQAR, the accreditation body with whom the standards have been achieved, made two separate visits over four days with two auditors on site, due to the fact that the company took the unusual step of attempting to achieve both standards at the same time.
Wendy Holden, functional leader in business assurance at Training 2000 added: “Being audited for BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001 is an exacting process and every area of our operation has been inspected.
“It would have been commendable for any organisation to achieve any one of the standards, but to do the two together is a fantastic achievement.
“By delivering continual improvement in our working practices and procedures, we are delivering the highest quality service to our learners, maintaining a safe workplace in which they can learn, reducing potential lost time incidents (LTI), reducing costs and becoming greener at the same time, so it’s a win-win situation.”