Manor Refrigerated Cabinets and coolsuredoors, both trading divisions of Manor Concepts Limited, have recently been awarded certification to ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management Systems) and BS OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management).
BS OHSAS 18001 provides a framework for organisations to instigate proper and effective management of health and safety in the workplace. The certification demonstrates the companies’ commitment to the welfare of its own staff together with external contractors and visitors to the site.
Implementation of ISO 9001:2008 ensures that both Manor Refrigerated Cabinets and coolsuredoors will continuously improve their quality management systems and processes to meet customer requirements and expectations.
External verification for these standards was carried out by the UKAS accredited certification body ISOQAR, providing assurance that the two companies are operating in accordance with the industry recognised frameworks.
Martin Corken, operations manager, comments: “Gaining both ISO 9001:2008 and BS OHSAS 18001 within one year is an outstanding achievement. It reflects the hard work of our employees and ensures the highest quality standards of work are carried out within a safe environment.
“It is now our intention to drive the two businesses forward, constantly assessing and improving our performance. Although we are already supplying many of the UK’s leading retailers with refrigerated display equipment, we are now in a strong position to widen our portfolio of customers in the UK and Europe.
“As part of our growth plans, we have entered the next phase of our development, beginning the application process for ISO 14001 which focuses upon environmental management processes.”
Michael Tucker, managing director, concludes: “Our customers are the buyers for leading supermarket chains who require the reassurance provided by these two certifications. Achieving them has involved a significant team effort and both trading divisions of Manor Concepts will reap the benefits for many years to come.”