Lebedinsky GOK confirms the compliance of its occupational health and safety management system with high international standards
Lebedinsky GOK (part of Metalloinvest) has passed a recertification audit of its occupational health and safety management system in line with the requirements of the international standard OHSAS 18001:2007.
OHSAS 18001 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification founded on the principles of the prevention of adverse situations at production facilities. It is an effective risk-management and minimisation mechanism.
The international standard requirements cover the work safety of the enterprise employees and guarantee the minimisation of risks arising during the production process.
Lebedinsky GOK confirmed its compliance with the international standard OHSAS 18001:2007 in 2008. Today was the third successful recertification of the current system.
Oleg Mikhailov, Managing Director of Lebedinsky GOK, commented: "Ensuring the safety and health of our employees is one of Metalloinvest's top priorities. We are constantly developing and improving the safety of work conditions at the plant. In the period from 2008 to 2015 the enterprise has spent more than 2 billion roubles on safeguarding health and safety. The certificate of compliance with the requirements of the international standard is a testament to the fact that the health and safety conditions at the plant meet global standards."
Anatoly Putyrsky, a specialist from BSI Group, conducted a thorough inspection of the plant during the 2016 recertification audit. The auditor visited all of the divisions of the plant and the workstations in the production sites, and also talked with employees.
At the final meeting, Anatoly Putyrsky remarked that during the inspection there were no deviations from the international standard requirements and stated that the Registration Certification will be recommended to be extended for an additional three years. This means that at the current time all risks have been accounted for and measures have been taken to minimise them. This allows the enterprise to function continuously and in a stable manner and to ensure the health and safety of its employees in line with established global standards.