Rock Fall, a multi-award-winning second-generation family owned business in Alfreton sits at the forefront of the safety footwear market supplying more than 600,000 pairs per year, their world first innovations provide solutions to the ever-changing demands of modern industry.
Building on 11 years of growth exceeding 20% every year, the senior management team made the decision to apply for ISO 45001:2018 choosing to be audited by the Lloyds Register, which is recognised as the leading auditor in the UK. The company is proud of their British Heritage and our country’s position as a world leader in Health and Safety.
The ISO 45001:2018 accreditation was achieved by a thorough review of processes and ensuring a robust existing system of checks and assessments. Which were re-evaluated and strengthened where any weaknesses or gaps in knowledge were found. The business worked with an independent safety consultant who enhanced their system and practises to make certain that their operating process complied. A demonstration of continual improvement process was required, and that their outgoing and incoming communications are effective. Finally, the maintenance of excellent fire safety and incident records was a key measurement criterion.
Celebrating the achievement, the Rock Fall Senior Management Team noted:
As a business, we are firmly routed in the Safety Equipment Industry, we are constantly speaking to Senior Health and Safety Professionals about the challenges they face across various industries and felt that this accreditation would have several benefits, it would broaden our knowledge base and solidify some of our policies. In addition, it would give us an independent audit on our processes and enhance our reputation. Finally, it would highlight our strong commitment to ethical business practises. It has been a valuable process for all involved and we are delighted to have been awarded this approval, the team at Lloyds Register impressed us with their thorough approach.