Northumbria Healthcare Manufacturing and Innovation Hub, a PPE factory set up by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded three different ISO certifications by the British Assessment Bureau including ISO 9001:2015 (quality management), ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management) and ISO 45001:2018 (occupational health and safety).
By meeting the extensive criteria of these standards, Northumbria Healthcare Manufacturing and Innovation Hub proves its commitment to delivering a quality service to clients, protecting the environment and providing a safe and healthy workplace for all staff.
Sarah Rose, Divisional Director at Northumbria Healthcare Manufacturing and Innovation Hub said: “We are incredibly proud to have been awarded these certifications. The ISO standards provide a strong basis for the development of national and international regulations.”
“These certifications provide objective proof to our staff, our partners and clients that customer satisfaction is at the core of our business. We can demonstrate our standards not only for our products but our services and systems and also allows us to have increased control over the business processes, safety and future environment.”
The ISO 9001:2015 (quality management) certification helps businesses implement clear and repeatable processes to maintain a quality service and is based on several quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, evidence-based decision making and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 will help ensure that our clients receive consistent, good-quality products and services.
The ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management) certification is a framework to manage the immediate and future impacts of Northumbria Healthcare Manufacturing and Innovation Hub’s products, services and processes. Completing this certification, clearly demonstrates to our clients, staff and stakeholders that our environmental management system meets industry-specific standards. We are constantly striving to protect our environment and prevent our company from causing negative impacts on our ecosystem.
The ISO 45001:2018 (health & safety management) certification is an international standard for the health and safety to protect staff and visitors from work-related accidents and diseases. Completing this certification, demonstrates our commitment to improving the safety of our staff and visitors, reducing workplace risks and creating a safer working environment.