Following a successful audit by Lloyds Register, weld overlay cladding and fabrication company, Arc Energy Resources, has received OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for its new occupational health and safety management system.

Managing director Alan Robinson said that achieving the standard required a cultural change within the business and a significant commitment from all personnel in terms of attitudes and values. In return he believes it will raise working efficiencies, performance and morale by creating a safer environment in which to work, with the added benefit of broadening future business opportunities within the oil and gas, nuclear and renewable energy industries.

“By providing a framework for managing health and safety responsibilities we are protecting our most important asset – our employees,” He said, adding that it also demonstrates good governance and provides regulatory compliance for customers who increasingly regard it as a prerequisite when companies are tendering for contracts.

Robinson continued, “The accreditations reflect the company’s commitment to quality in every aspect of the business and reinforce our capability to support clients with highly qualified and experienced welding staff.”