Yokogawa: a leader in health and safety

Yokogawa Australia has become one of only two industrial automation and control companies operating in Australia to achieve certification in the soon to be recognised international Occupational Health & Safety Management System standard, the OHSAS 18001:2007.
The recognition follows several months’ development and implementation of updated health, safety and environment systems, developed in-house by Yokogawa.
The Certificate of Approval was presented to Yokogawa Managing Director (Australia and New Zealand), John Hewitt, by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA) representative, Rob Fornasari, in Sydney late last year.
Also present to receive the certification was Yokogawa’s Health Safety and Environment Advisor, Anita Mac, who was the lead designer of Yokogawa Australia’s health and safety systems.
The OHSAS 18001:2007 and AS/ NZ 4801:2001certifications cover the entire gambit of Yokogawa’s local operations, from configuration, project management, engineering, testing, procurement, sales and marketing and service of process control instrumentation, control systems and monitoring equipment right through to warehousing, logistics and office environment.
According to Mr Fornasari, the successful audit and LQRA certification underscored Yokogawa’s commitment to the safety of its people and their compatriots.
This approach also mirrors the emphasis on safety and environment by Yokogawa’s customers in the oil and gas, minerals processing, energy and utilities sectors.
LRQA has conducted audits at various Yokogawa offices in Australia to determine how Yokogawa has applied its OH&S Management System in light of the applicable standards including both the currently applicable Australian Standard AS/NZS 4801:2001 and the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard which is likely to become a new international standard.
Ph: 02 8870 1229

Related news & editorials

  1. 14.03.2018
    by      In
    Reports have shown that a worker dies every 15 seconds from a work-related accident or disease – that’s a total of 2.3 million people around the world every year. The economic, social, and legal impact of accidents makes worker safety a top priority for commercial and industrial employers around... Read More
  2. 14.03.2018
    by      In
    It may well have been developed with a very Australian application in mind, but the Australian Made BottleChock from VisionSafe is rapidly becoming an international success.
    The BottleChock is purpose designed to keep cylinders of all types secure, and is ideal for gas cylinders, oxygen tanks, fire... Read More
  3. 26.02.2018
    by      In
    The Oliver PB 38 Executive is a dual-purpose footwear range that looks smart in an office environment, and provides safety protection and outstanding comfort features out on site.
    There are three choices: the standard black derby shoe, a black zip sided ankle boot and a black elastic sided boot -... Read More
  4. 14.02.2018
    by      In
    Available now from Roobuck, Knuffi is a world-class German-made warning and bumper guard protection system that improves safety in a wide range of industrial applications, both indoors and outdoors.
    Knuffi has been in operation for more than 40 years, and its laboratory has developed a high-... Read More