SmartBay Ireland has successfully continued its accreditation under ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2008. A surveillance audit took place over the 9th and 10th of November and was carried out by SGS, a global provider of verification, testing and certification support. SmartBay Ireland’s processes and commitment to continuous improvement were recognised as meeting all standard requirements during the surveillance audit.
SmartBay were first awarded full accreditation for all three standards in December 2015.
Speaking following the announcement John Breslin, Smartbay General Manager said “The fact that the surveillance audit was passed without incurring any non-conformances demonstrates SmartBay’s continued commitment to the Health & Safety of our employees, the Quality of our work and the impact of our activities on the Environment”.
As one of the steps to maintain ISO and OHSAS certification, Surveillance Audits are ongoing periodic reviews of an organisation’s Health Safety Environment and Quality management system to ensure continued compliance with the ISO and OHSAS standards.
ISO 9001:2008 is the internationally recognised standard for quality management systems and ensures organisations deliver products and services that consistently meet the highest international standards. ISO 14000 is a series of environmental management standards which provide a guideline or framework for organisations that need to systematise and improve their environmental management efforts. OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognised occupational, health and safety management system standard. This standard requires a company to have appropriate health and safety policies, procedures and protocols to maintain the safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and the public.