Telecoms tower company, Helios Towers Africa (HTA), has achieved the internationally recognised OSHAS 18001 standard in the DRC making it the first and only OSHAS 18001 certified tower company in each of its existing markets. The firm says the milestone demonstrates HTA’s commitment to customer service and quality in delivery.
Chuck Green, CEO of Helios Towers Africa said,“We are particularly pleased to have achieved the OSHAS 18001 certification in all of our existing markets as it underlines our commitment to our customers and our focus on quality of service. We are the first and only OSHAS 18001 certified company in each of our markets.”
Apart from enhanced status, the benefits of registration to the OSHAS 18001 standard include demonstrating that a risk based approach is taken to the management of Health and Safety, streamlining an organisation’s procedures, bringing consistency to an organisation’s service delivery, reducing cost and rework, improving an organisation’s management practices, competitive advantage and lower insurance premiums.
With operations Ghana, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) has earned itself the coveted OSHAS 18001 certification mark to demonstrate its conformance to the standard following the certification of both Helios Towers Tanzania and Helios Towers Ghana by SGS as well as Bureau Veritas’ certification of Helios Towers DRC.
OHSAS 18001 was first introduced in 1999 and requires organisations to assess their risk and implement an effective occupational health and safety management system to promote a safe and healthy working environment. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.