Ensuring Safety in the Whole Value Chain


05.07.2016

Heatmasters Quality, Safety, and Competence Development

Certification of quality and safety systems by all stakeholders is the only way to ensure the right level of performance throughout the entire value chain and on the project sites. Being the first European services and technology company specializing in heat treatment (annealing, normalizing, stress relieving), Heatmasters Quality Management System now also embraces occupational health and safety by obtaining the OHSAS 18001 certification.

Heat treatment services and technology company Heatmasters has a clear strategy that focuses on quality, safety, and competence development. Heatmasters Quality Management System has integrated the ISO9001 and EN ISO17663 (Guidelines for quality requirements for heat treatment in connection with welding and allied processes) certificates in our units since 2005 and 2009 respectively.

Now we have been rewarded with the occupational health and safety certificate OHSAS 18001. This certificate initially covers the Lahti and Varkaus units in Finland. Our Polish unit in Southern Poland has been certified some two months earlier.

Ilkka Mujunen, President and CEO of Heatmasters: “Continuously improving quality and safety is an important part of our strategy. The certificates and recent certifications mark a result of long term systematic and hard work by the whole organization. We have had the ISO 9001 certificate for more than ten years and now have been rewarded with the OHSAS 18001 certificate. The next step is to receive certifications covering all our operations globally.”

“The leading companies in our customer industries are promoting: safety is present in everything we do. This statement clearly shows an example to the whole value chain and all the players there. We at Heatmasters want to be on the same level and in line with our customers and end-customers when it comes to quality and safety. And certification of quality and safety systems is the only way to ensure that performance. It is not enough that you declare that you are working according to standards, the systems must be certified. This should be demanded by the end-customers”, Ilkka Mujunen continues.

Heatmasters is one of the leading metals’ heat treatment services and technology companies in the world. With offices and facilities across five locations in Finland, Poland and Estonia, Heatmasters is providing on-site heat treatment jobs European wide as well as stress relieving, annealing, and normalization in stationary furnaces. Heatmasters also delivers high technology furnaces, transformers, controllers, and accessories to over 30 countries globally through our global network of representatives.

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