Atkins Environment Improves Occupational Health & Safety


17 March 2004

BSI Management Systems (BSI) announced today that Atkins Environment (WS Atkins) has been formally accepted into the OHSAS 18002 Associate Consultancy Scheme designed to assist implementation of its clients’ health and safety management systems.

The scheme, launched six months ago, was a response to BSI’s concerns about the level of health and safety advice in the consultancy marketplace. Since its conception it has received a positive reaction from organisations, particularly from those looking to implement OHSAS 18001, the internationally recognised standard in health and safety (H&S) management systems, on behalf of its customers.

Mike Jackson, Head of the Safety, Health and Environment Team within Atkins Environment, says: "Our associate consultants are being trained by the Management Systems division of BSI so we can effectively implement OHSAS 18001 and pass the audit first time. This will ultimately save our clients both time and money. The BSI implementation methodology helps ensure we fully understand our exact requirements and achieve our objectives. This adds value to the work we do for our clients and reinforces our experience in management systems implementation.

"We are very proud to achieve ‘Associate Consultant’ status, it provides us with confidence we are offering the very best advice. This achievement further demonstrates to our clients we are a credible organisation with a proven track record of successfully implementing health and safety management systems."

Neil Hannah, managing director of BSI Management Systems adds: "WS Atkins has a fantastic reputation in the marketplace and I hope its involvement in the scheme will have a positive impact on current and future clients. We are delighted to have them involved."