Iberdrola awarded OHSAS 18001 Certification for Occupational Health and Safety for its Renewables Facilities Worldwide

At an event held at the company’s headquarters in Madrid
The company had already received certification for its wind power facilities in Spain, Cyprus, Greece and the UK. The scope of certification has now been extended to all its offices, employees and wind farms in Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, France and Germany
OHSAS 18001 is an internationally accepted specification that defines the requirements for establishing, implementing and operating an effective Occupational Health and Safety Management System
IBERDROLA is therefore the company with the highest number of megawatts certified in the world: another indication of its firm commitment to preventing risks and protecting the health of its workers

IBERDROLA’s international Renewables business has been awarded the OHSAS 18001:2007 certificate for its occupational health and safety management system by the certification body TÜV Rheinland Ibérica, Inspection, Certification & Testing, S.A.

The company received this prestigious certificate after successfully passing a comprehensive audit carried out on all of its offices, employees and wind farms in Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, France and Germany. This area of business had already been awarded certificates for its facilities in Spain, Cyprus, Greece and the UK.

OHSAS 18001 is an internationally accepted specification that defines the requirements for establishing, implementing and operating an effective Occupational Health and Safety Management System for companies, their facilities and workers.

By achieving this milestone, IBERDROLA has already certified some 13,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power, making it the company with the highest number of megawatts audited in the world, which is yet another indication of its unwavering commitment to preventing risks and protecting the health of its workers.
At an event held at the IBERDROLA head office in Madrid, Isabel Torres Donoso, Business Stream Manager for Systems at TÜV Rheinland in Spain, and Rodrigo Radovan, Business Stream Manager for Industrial Services in this organisation, awarded the relevant certificate to Xavier Viteri, Director of Renewables in IBERDROLA, and Elena Caja, Head of Health and Safety in the company’s Renewables business.

The OHSAS 18001:2007 standard specifies the minimum requirements to be met in managing an occupational health and safety system (OHS), thereby enabling organisations to identify hazards and control risks in this field, as well as enhance their performance.

The purpose of this standard is to expedite the integration of prevention activities in organisations, on the basis of implementing the various sections in the processes and activities carried out.
On the other hand, because the focus is on the concept of ongoing improvement, which is shared with other management systems such as quality and environment systems, it is possible to develop and roll out a policy and targets that take the legal requirements associated to occupational risk prevention into account.

IBERDROLA is a company that is highly committed to the health and safety of its workers. Being awarded this certificate is an acknowledgement for the efforts made over the years in the area of occupational risk prevention, which have made the company an international benchmark in this field.

Source: Iberdrola

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