Electrical safety specialist Bender UK has received a gold award for its health and safety management from Peninsula Group, the UK’s largest provider of Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety consultancy services.
Bender received the certificate of achievement in recognition of its commitment to workplace health, safety and welfare, and the company’s efforts to introduce and promote an active health and safety culture amongst its employees.
Bender UK has consistently achieved OHSAS 18001 industry’s flagship standard for occupational health and safety best practice at its headquarters in Ulverston, which houses product testing facilities and delivers, sales, service, project management and technical support.
Jon Lyons is Health and Safety Manager for Bender UK and Bender Ireland Ltd, and is responsible for ensuring the company meets the highest health, safety and welfare standards within its own premises and importantly when visiting customer client sites across the UK and Ireland
He explains: “Bender UK Engineers work in hospitals and health care trust sites, oil and gas facilities, 24/7 process and high-tech manufacturing sites, and data centres which cannot afford any interruption in their critical power supplies. Health and safety is a major Priority for site managers and the major contractors we partner on projects, so we have to ensure our compliance and training is maintained at the highest standard to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”
Bender UK Manager Director Steve Mason adds: “Accreditation to OHSAS 18001 ensures that Bender UK has the relevant qualities to adhere to large contractor safety requirements and Ensures continuous improvement within our management systems. It gives Bender UK a competitive edge over other organisations not accredited to OHSAS 18001 and enhances the company’s ability to win new contracts.”