Scania GB gains top H&S accreditation

Colin Barnett
June 11, 2020

Scania’s UK operation has obtained accreditation to the ISO 45001 international health and safety standard, becoming the first UK CV network to do so.

All of Scania’s 46 service centres, including its VMUs at operators’ sites, and the Customer Support Centre at the Milton Keynes HQ, now operate to the stringent requirements of the standard, which aim to provide protection to both its employees and visitors.

Scania (Great Britain) managing director, Martin Hay, said "Scania's top priority has always been safety, and achieving accreditation to ISO 45001 reflects our objective to operate as safely as possible at all times and in all circumstances, both on- and off-site. In particular, over the past 12 months we have invested heavily in health and safety training for staff at all levels within our organisation.

"In addition, our sites are continually audited to ensure they have the facilities, processes and equipment required to safeguard our people, customers and visitors to our premises. These audits and bespoke safety training, which we are implementing with our partner Inspire International UK Limited, are designed to continue raising the bar over time – for us, what has been achieved to date is just the beginning. 

"ISO 45001 provides a process-based approach to risk management and this has helped us create a culture in which our employees take an active role in developing, implementing and improving our health and safety performance. It's a huge and ongoing effort, but the rewards are clear and I would like to thank and congratulate our teams around the country for all the hard work they have put in to enable us to achieve this important accreditation nationwide."

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Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic in the early seventies. The end of 2022 will see him complete 25 years with Commercial Motor, with a secondment as editor of sister title Truck & Driver along the way. Today, as technical editor, he is witnessing at first hand the greatest changes in heavy goods vehicles since they replaced horses.

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