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A proud moment for Wainwright

Wainwright BSI certification 2020

John Wainwright & Company secure ISO 45001 Health and Safety accreditation throughout business

JOHN Wainwright and Co. Ltd have been awarded ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety certification following a recent audit by BSI.

The accreditation applies to the whole of Wainwright’s operations and means the company has now attained all three of the highest standards in health and safety (ISO 45001), quality (ISO 9001) and environmental management (ISO 14001).

The auditor commended Wainwright’s achievement, which comes after a year in which the company has dealt with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and delivered a successful commercial performance. 

ISO 45001 is the highest occupational health and safety standard available. Accreditation involves an audit of a company’s operations, and of its record keeping. It is a rigorous process that assesses performance against the most stringent benchmarks. 

All of Wainwright’s operations were scrutinised during the audit, including their quarry complex and head office at Moons Hill, near Stoke St Michael, in Somerset, their two asphalt plants at Moons Hill and Avonmouth, the Viafix bagging factory, and the company’s contracting and civils division, which serves clients throughout the South. 

‘Securing ISO 45001 is the culmination of a long process of accreditations for Wainwright,’ explained Matt Bishop, Wainwright’s safety, health and environment manager. ‘Together with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, it shows our commitment to maintaining the highest standards throughout our business, and regularly subjecting ourselves to external assessment and validation.’

‘This is a proud moment for Wainwright,’ added the company’s chief executive, Peter Barkwill. ‘Matt and the whole team have worked hard towards this certification in a challenging year. It’s a significant achievement and should bring confidence to our customers in both the public and private sectors.’

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Submitted by Tony Kay (not verified) on

Excellent news, congratulation to all the team at Wainwright.

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