Sullair Australia achieves global goal with EH&S certification

Compressed air solutions and services provider, Sullair Australia has recently achieved accreditation from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) Australia for its Safety Management and Environmental Management Systems.

LRQA accreditation is world’s most stringent standards for Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) management.

According to Sullair Australia HSE manager, George Covino, achieving OHSAS18001 Safety Management System and ISO14001 Environmental Management System certification was a major worldwide corporate goal for Sullair in 2011.

“Attaining OHSAS18001 and ISO14001 accreditation is a testament to the maturity of both our systems,” Covino said. “It is also the culmination of a great deal of hard work by many people across the company.”

The LRQA accreditation is expected to yield widespread benefits to the company. The scope of the certification covers all aspects of the company’s assembly, repair, and stockholding activities, plus the servicing of packaged rotary screw and reciprocating compressor systems and associated compressed air equipment at end-users’ sites.

The result will be enhanced standards of product design and build, manufacturing, and after-market care, delivering extensive benefits throughout the company, and to the end user.

OHSAS18001 and ISO14001 accreditation

OHSAS18001 and ISO14001 accreditation ensures that Sullair Australia’s compressed air solutions are designed with safety and environmental considerations as fundamental requirements.

The company claims that as a result of the accreditation, the company’s  manufacturing and service facilities are now ‘setting the standard’ for safety and environmental practices and performance within its industry sector.

A key component of the accreditation is to certify that all safety and environmental standards are embedded into onsite servicing and repair operations at end user’s facilities. In other words, “when visiting a customer site, Sullair service technicians operate to best-in-class environmental and safety practices and procedures that meet—and often exceed—the end users’ own EH&S requirements, the company says.

Having received the accreditation, Covino says that the company will continue to incorporate strategies for continual improvement to its Environmental and Safety Management Systems.

“With OHSAS18001 and ISO14001 certification in place, Sullair Australia is currently at the very forefront of the industry for the provision of safe and environmentally responsible compressed air solutions,” Covino said.

“However, there is no place for complacency. We aim to continue to improve our Safety and Environmental Management Systems to ensure they remain as efficient and effective as possible and are able to evolve to meet changing operational and legislative performance requirements into the future.”

Sullair Australia is an Australian-based designer and manufacturer of Champion brand industrial rotary screw air compressors and importer of Sullair diesel portable compressors. The company also offers engineered compressor solutions, plus an extensive range of vacuum systems, air treatment systems and water chillers.

The company’s Melbourne headquarters and manufacturing facility is supported by seven branch offices, 11 distributors and more than 40 field service vehicles.

Sullair Australia is a subsidiary of the Sullair Corporation.

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