Britvic Ireland, formerly C&C Soft Drinks, is the number one soft drinks company by volume with market leading brands including Ballygowan, 7UP, Club, Mi Wadi and Robinsons. Located on a number of sites in Dublin and Belfast, they operate a manufacturing, warehousing and distribution service for their well known brand labels. As a proactive organisation, Britvic Ireland recognises the importance of protecting their employees, contractors and visitors while on the premises.
To this end they identified that certification to [intlink type=”p” slug=”health-safety-ohsas-18001″ text=”OHSAS 18001″], the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series Standard would provide the required platform to further advance health and safety within the organisation, with a strong emphasis on the involvement of employees at all levels. Starting with the identification of health and safety policy, objectives and working through hazard identification and risk assessment, operational processes, legal and other requirements, all aspects of current operations were reviewed and lead to the development of strong well defined processes for safety, health and welfare, implemented and understood at all functions and levels. The benefits and improvements gained whilst implementing OHSAS 18001 were immediately visible at ground level both in terms of identification of hazards and risks, incident reporting and the increased consultation and communication between both employees and management.
Speaking about the implementation, Mr. Brendan Gallagher, Risk and Health & Safety Manager, stated that the “The roll out and implementation of OSHAS 18001 is a key Safety Strategy for Britvic Ireland, Without Almir Business’s knowledge and experience of implementation of the Standard, I am in no doubt, our excellent record on achievement of the Standard would not be where it is today!”
Successful certification to OHSAS 18001, both at the Nangor Road site and the Belfast site, awarded by NSAI, has provided Britvic Ireland & Northern Ireland with a worldwide recognised, effective health and safety management system for its successful business.
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