Willacy personnel operate in challenging and often dangerous working environments which demand that the most stringent health and safety procedures are in place at all times.

That’s why the company sought and successfully gained the coveted Occupational Health and Safety Management 18001 (OHSAS 18001) status – the internationally-accepted benchmark certifying best practice requirements for occupational health and safety in the workplace.

The company’s detailed H & S management system is designed to protect the interests of staff, customers, the general public and the environment.

This system recognises the sometimes hazardous nature of the industry and is given a high priority by the company’s senior management which has committed all necessary resources to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

Willacy is also keen to submit its procedures to the discipline of external examination leading to formal assessments such as OHSAS 18001.

This commits the company to continuous improvements to its H & S programme to ensure that the protection of health, and maintenance of safety, will be paramount wherever Willacy is at work.

Said Willacy general manager Gavin Lucas: “Health and safety is a lot more than a slogan to us. As far as we’re concerned, the safety of our employees or anyone else involved with our operations is of equal priority to other aspects of our business.”