Cambridge Precision is one of first to achieve new health and wellbeing certification
Cambridge Precision has become one of the first companies in the UK to migrate to a new ISO standard that champions health and wellbeing in the workplace.
The company manufactures high quality precision-machined components and undertakes specialist electro-mechanical assembly projects for global leaders in the technical, medical, scientific and energy sectors.
It has achieved certification to ISO 45001, an international standard that sets out the requirements for an occupational health and safety management and performance, aiming to preventing injury and ill-health.
Andrew Wierny, quality manager at Cambridge Precision, which has an R&D site at St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge in addition to its St Neots HQ, said: “Precision engineering is a fast-moving, technical environment and our customers are some of the world’s most successful innovators.
“Our team face new challenges every day and we all have to be able to respond quickly, intelligently and safely. We can’t afford to have anything but the very best working environment.
“We have 70 highly skilled staff, working with initiative and high levels of individual responsibility and we are recruiting for a number of new positions.
“Productivity, high performance and creativity can only be expected from a workforce that share a commitment to excellence.
“We saw certification to this new standard as an opportunity to build upon our existing ethos of continuous improvement and a very practical way to further develop a working culture that is inclusive, transparent and responsible.”
He said the decision to achieve certification to this standard demonstrates the company is “both progressive and genuinely committed to best practice”.
The standard can help reduce downtime and absenteeism.
Carla Whyte, senior client propositions manager at BSI, the British Standards Institution which runs the scheme, said: “Achieving certification to the new international health and safety standard will bring huge benefits to organisations of all sizes and sectors – it will help businesses to provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees and stakeholders, reduce work-related injury and ill-health as well as enhance organisational resilience.
“Cambridge Precision should be delighted that they have achieved this which is testament to the commitment of the entire team.”
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