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Gwent Mechanical Handling’s commitment to Quality & Excellence has once again been recognised through the awarding of the ISO 9001 Quality Management accreditation, the 14001 Environmental Management accreditation and the OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety accreditation.

We are the only forklift company in the UK to have all of these accreditations which are only achieved by a small minority of businesses and recognised worldwide.

Said a delighted Managing Director, Idris McCarthy, “Our business is founded on the principle of Quality and Excellence, which these awards clearly demonstrate. We have always been proud of the service we offer our customers and second best has never ever been an option. Our objective is for our customers to realise that they are benefitting from the best equipment, the highest productivity and able to call on the best service and maintenance team in the business. Dealing with Gwent Mechanical Handling means no compromise on quality- whether it be used forklifts, forklift hire, maintenance or service and of course, value for money.

These three accreditations reinforce our on-going commitment to quality, health and safety and the environment; one that is deeply embedded in our company’s culture and our business processes. A number of our customers come from highly regulated industries, such as health, electronics, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, rail, aerospace and local authorities, so it’s important to maintain and continuously improve upon our own stringent standards.

ISO 9001 - Quality Management of businesses ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for the Quality Management of businesses.  It applies to the business processes that create and control the products and services an organisation supplies, and prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met.
ISO 14001 - environmental management system ISO 14001 is internationally acknowledged as the standard for specifying the requirements for an environmental management system; it allows businesses to identify the impact they have on the environment & implement waste saving & pollution prevention procedures across the business, whilst also complying with any applicable legislation.
OHSAS 18001 - safety management system OHSAS 18001 is a universally accepted health & safety management system that aims to minimise the risks employees & shareholders are exposed to within the business.