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Empower Upgrades ISO Certification for Occupational Safety, Health Management

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has announced the successful renewal of the ISO certification for the Occupational Safety and Health Management System to its new version ISO 45001:2018.


A leading district cooling services provider, Empower said it has successfully completed the second surveillance procedure for the renewal of the Quality Management System, ISO 9001:2015 and the Environmental Management System, ISO 14001:2015.


This comes as part of its commitment to adopting best practices, highest standards and top administrative systems with regards to quality, environment, and occupational health and safety, said the statement from Empower.


The Emirati group has implemented integrated management system for quality, health and safety and environment since 2006 and has consistently adhered to the international standards adopted in this regard.


It provides district cooling services to more than 1,252 buildings, catering to more than 140,000 customers, with a total cooling capacity of 1.64 million refrigeration tons (RT).


Empower said it has been offering eco-friendly district cooling services to a number of high-profile developments, such as Dubai Waterfront, Bluewaters, Dubai International Financial Centre, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens and Ibn Battuta Mall.


The new ISO 45001 sets certain requirements for the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System which enables Empower to improve effective risk control measures in place to provide healthy and safe workplaces for all stakeholders by providing an integrated system that seeks to prevent work injuries and accidents and meet customers’ needs and expectations, it added.


CEO Ahmad bin Shafar said: "Detailed analyses have been conducting by Empower on various environmental impacts, occupational health and safety risks assessments, and control measures are implemented in each and every project it launches. The company attaches much importance to quality within the framework of strict control measures."


"In this regard, all domestic and international legal requirements for health, safety and environment are met and systematic training, inspections and audits are done to ensure the continuous improvement of all our systems," he added.


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