Latest ISO 45001:2018 Brings New Certification Milestone for Property Management House
SGS Hong Kong Grants Hutchison Property Management Company Limited the New Occupational Health & Safety Management System Certificate – the First in Hong Kong
On April 25, 2018, SGS Hong Kong Limited (SGS HK) was pleased to announce that Hutchison Property Management Company Limited (HPML), a member of CK Asset Group, was certified against ISO 45001:2018, a very latest management system standard drafted and published by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) about occupational health and safety (OH&S) management guidance for multiple industries, launched on 12 March 2018, and a new version of ISO 14001, environmental management system.
“Safety and quality are essentials to HPML.” said Mr. Simon So, General Manager of HPML (front row, third left)
As early as June 2017, HPML decided to introduce and implement ISO 45001 in order to enhance its OH&S management system with the goal of promoting staff’s awareness on OH&S and minimizing accident rate in the workplace. The goals apply to three signature buildings, namely Harbourfront Landmark (managed by Harbourfront Landmark Premium Services Limited), China Building (managed by HPML) and Rambler Crest (managed by Whampoa Property Management Limited), which all implement ISO 45001:2018 OH&S Management System. According to HPML, their key strategies for successful implementation of ISO 45001 involved primarily the stakeholders participation, including employees awareness training and accidental reporting system, and assistance from external management consultants. After passing through a rigorous and stringent two-staged audit, HPML becomes the first company accredited with ISO 45001:2018 certificate by SGS HK.
“Safety and quality are essentials to HPML.” said Mr. Simon So, General Manager of HPML during the certification awarding ceremony. He continued to say that “As part of our corporate social responsibility initiatives and an essential component of our growth strategy, achieving OH&S management system certification is an important step to us”. By demonstrating strong leadership and top management commitment towards OH&S, Mr. So stated that HPML will continue to pool in more resources in order to expand the scope of ISO 45001 to every single property managed by HPML.
At the ceremony, Ms. Miranda Kwan, Director of Certification and Business Enhancement in SGS HK, emphasized the importance of being ISO 45001 certified. “This certification enables HPML to demonstrate its high commitment to health and safety culture; showing a clear and proactive OH&S consideration towards employees and stakeholders.” she stated. And she explained that OH&S management system certification has been gaining considerable attention from countries around the world. ISO 45001 will become the next global highlight following ISO 9001 & ISO 14001. Getting the certification will become a prerequisite for any companies who competed in international market.
Like other certified companies, the journey of OH&S for HPML has just started; and we wish them to continue to be successful in their future from management system certification like other ISO certified companies.
About ISO 45001
ISO 45001 is the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S). It will promote a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows organizations to identify and reduce their OH&S risks, reduce potential for workplace accidents and illnesses and improve legislative compliance. It enables organizations to put in place an OH&S management system, enabling them to manage their OH&S risks and improve performance by developing and implementing effective policies and objectives. Learn more
HPML, a member of CK Asset Group, has over 30 years of experience in property management and has been working closely with owners’ corporations and owners’ committees to provide customers with quality management services in order to maintain the reputation and value of their properties.
HPML is committed to providing quality property management services. Properties under the management of HPML have made great achievements and been recognized by different institutions and groups extensively. Over the years, their many pioneering service and technological innovations have been pivotal in bringing local companies in line with international standard.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS has a global network of qualified experts to certify OH&S management systems or help clients understand improvement needs in the area of OH&S. SGS is the leading certification body in Management Systems certification and training.
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