East Anglia: Security group GLS Dardan achieves health and safety standard

EAST Anglian-based security services company GSL Dardan has been accredited to British Standard ISO 18001 for occupational health and safety.

The standard demonstrates that GSL Dardan has a robust and auditable health and safety management system in place, which will also save the company time on pre-qualification for tenders.

Chris Collings, commercial manager, said: “We are pleased that our safety management system is now accredited to the BS/EN/ISO standard 18001. For clients, this represents reassurance that they’re in safe hands and for our team, that our Safety Management is recognised as world class.

“GSL Dardan prides itself on its ability to provide high quality security services with outstanding health and safety procedures to ensure both its staff and clients are safe at all times. The company aims to be accredited to the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management) by end of July 2012,” he added.

GSL Dardan, which was formed in January 2009 through the merger of ISL Dardan Security and Gardwell Security, is based in Norwich and has a workforce of more than 500, including more than 150 in Suffolk and north Essex where it operates at locations including Ipswich, Colchester, Stowmarket, Woodbridge and Lowestoft.

ISO 18001 addresses a number of key health and safety areas, including planning for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control, structure and responsibility, training awareness and competence, operational control and performance measuring, monitoring and improvement.