Applus RTD UK achieves triple industry benchmark

Applus RTD UK Ltd has secured ISO 14001 certification making it the only company in its sector to achieve all three industry benchmarks.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Applus RTD UK achieves triple industry benchmarkGLOBAL inspection and non-destructive testing specialist Applus RTD has become the first company in its sector to achieve a hat-trick of key industry benchmarks from the International Standards Organisation (ISO).Applus RTD UK Ltd has secured ISO 14001 certification in recognition of its environmental management standards – in addition to the ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 18001 occupational health and safety accreditation it already holds.The award comes as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and national Business Environment Partnership organisation encourage companies to work towards the achieving the mark, which can improve profitability while reducing environmental impact. Applus RTD UK Ltd, which has bases in Aberdeen and Falkirk, delivers a complete range of inspection and integrity management services, specialist training in areas such as rigging and lifting, roof-top safety and manual handling awareness as well as emergency first aid.Industry leaders in NDT techniques, Applus RTD UK Ltd was recognized by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in 2008, having achieved 10 consecutive RoSPA gold awards, with the Presidents Award in recognition of its sustained commitment to health and safety.Health and safety manager Jack Gillespie, who has responsibility for operations at all bases, said the award of the third standard was a first for a UK company and praised staff for ensuring its success.“We are delighted to have been recognized for our achievements. Our staff work meticulously to ensure we maintain high performance levels across all divisions of our business, and in every location we operate in – we have to work very hard to meet and beat the ISO’s criteria,” said Mr Gillespie.“Our competence is tested on an ongoing basis, ensuring that our operations do not fall below the high level set by the organization in what is an absolutely vital area of operations in all areas of testing.“We were the first British firm to be awarded 18001 last year, making this achievement all the more significant as we now have the highest level of certification of any business in the sector in the UK.”Employing 350 staff in the UK, the company has offices in Aberdeen, Falkirk, Teesside and Great Yarmouth. A market leader in inspection and testing services for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, Applus RTD UK Ltd, formerly MB Inspection was acquired by Dutch based inspection firm Applus RTD at the beginning of 2008.Recognised for its innovation and design technology, the company also has a dedicated research and development facility in Rotterdam where the firm continues to invest in R&D. ENDSApplus RTD Tel: 01224 797504W: www.ApplusRTD.comDetails: www.rigg-access.com/company/more_details.asp?uid=7905