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College achieve new Health and Safety Standard


Boston College is proud to have achieved ISO 45001:2018, the new standard for the management of Health & Safety, and is believed to be one of the first FE Colleges in the UK to do so.

The new standard, developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts, is considered by many to be a tougher standard and requires more demonstration of commitment from managers and a higher level of management control. This year the College had the opportunity to choose which standard to be assessed against and chose the new, more stretching standard which it achieved on its first attempt.

Director of Business Development, Paul Collins, said, “We are delighted to have achieved the new ISO 45001:2018 International Standard for the Management of Occupational Health and Safety at our first attempt. Boston College has a long-standing commitment to the health, safety and welfare of its staff, students and visitors and we believe we are the first college of further education in the country to achieve this certification. We will use this significant achievement as a catalyst for continuous improvement in the future. We would be happy to talk to, and support, other local organisations with their efforts to improve in this area as most of our staff training in health and safety has been delivered through our own in-house commercial training department”.

For more information on Boston College’s Health and Safety Courses, visit our ‘Health and Safety’ course area page or call 01205 313218.

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