Infiniti Scaffolding safe as houses with ISO 45001 landmark

Infiniti Scaffolding’s focus on continuous improvement has seen the Scarborough group achieve the ISO 45001 accreditation, marking another milestone in its growth.

Alex Willgrass, director, said “This is a significant occupational health and safety management systems benchmark which shows how importantly the group takes its employee safety.

“Before anything, health and safety is the absolute number one priority – that means the health and safety of all our employees, not only reducing workplace risks but creating the best, safe working conditions, based in an integrated, functioning holistic approach that aims to look after the mental and physical health and well-being of our employees and contracted staff.”

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) accreditation enables organisations to put in place an occupational health and safety management system to help improve health and safety risks while developing and implementing effective company policies and objectives.

“Creating and reinforcing our health and safety culture, employees are encouraged to work with us to take an active role in their own health and safety,” added Alex.

“We already have an excellent safety record and high-quality staff relations, but we expect ISO 45001 to further to feed through into reduced workplace incidents, reduced absenteeism and staff turnover, while increasing productivity and reducing insurance premiums.”

The firm recently unveiled their new headquarters, a 10,000sqft site that includes new offices, warehouses and storage yard, while also opening its first depot in Leeds.

Its new North Yorkshire HQ, at the Olympian Trading Estate, Eastfield, is now home to a company that employs about 40 staff. The new West Yorkshire, 4,000sqft depot, at Grangefield Industrial Estate, Pudsey, Leeds, will also support its growing list of commercial and industrial clients.