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Dowhigh are proud to announce details of the 18001 Management System Audit Report.

Dowhigh have recently completed their 18001 Management System Audit Report. Details can be seen below.

Carried out in early March 2012, the report has confirmed the following: the management system conforms with the requirements of the audit standard the organisation has effectively implemented the planned management system the management system is capable of achieving the organisations policy objectives

An additional standard has been added to the company's existing registration and our surveillance pattern is now 2x2.

Observations made included the following notable points: process controls are well maintained via the well established practical documentation; EMS and H&S Policies are displayed on the Notice Boards (it may be beneficial to also display the Quality Policy); the first aid eye wash station may benefit from removal if it is not to be restocked; the wooden ladder seen during the audit was removed from the Workshop by B. Morrey and the Gas Bottle Cage was adapted to be lockable during the visit and was a good example of the willingness of the company to comply with the requirements of the stan

Site visit 1

Virginia St. Southport PR8 6RZ - Contract 3190: The site visit confirmed no evident issues and after walking the site, the following observations were made: F10, H&S poster and site rules displayed; Route to hospital displayed; Site inductions and method and risk signed for; Emergencies identified on site relate to accidents and fire and are adequately covered in the method statements and risk assessments and Traffic Marshal identified as Robert Prescott.

It was noted that the tarmac gang did not have a copy of the generic method statements... but a copy was available on site via the site agent.

Site visit 2

Remote Depot at Benthan's Way Southport: Following review of the removed site, satisfactory observations were made about issues such as storage and welfare facilities. A couple of issues raised for improvement included review dates on risk assessments; old lifting slings to be stored "in quarantine" and the use of razor wire needs to be reviewed. Tool box talks were satisfactory and the first aider was defined as Steve Petche.

The next visits will be in May 2012 and November 2012 and will then revert to the three year plan put forth by IMS 3 standards.

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