Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines (M-B HPE) are pleased to announce they have successfully achieved the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Standard.

The introduction of the safety management standard at the site in Brixworth, Northamptonshire shows the commitment within the Group to always strive to be the best & highlights the importance in which safety remains the top priority.

M-B HPE is currently one of the leading Formula 1 engine designers & manufacturers introducing innovative technology into its design, manufacturing & testing facilities. This includes leading the way in creating a positive safety culture which is fully supported by all staff. A recent staff survey at the company highlighted that employee’s feel they have a safe working environment & everyone within the company has a role to play in continuously improving working practises to achieve this. Creating a safe working environment is fully supported by the management team who constantly strive to develop its safety culture. Achieving the standard gives us the momentum to set specific targets for safety improvement, which is cascaded to every level of the business.

Managing Director, Thomas Fuhr said: “We are delighted to be the first team within Formula 1 to achieve the OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standard. We are now working towards achieving the RoSPA Gold Award, which is the next step in demonstrating our commitment to providing a safe work place and remaining as a responsible employer. Achieving the standard does not mean we will be able to rest on our laurels now that we have achieved it, it has actually given us the tools & motivation to drive pro-active safety measures to the next level.”

Working in conjunction with external audit bodies, MB-HPE will continue to introduce relevant standards which fully support its commitment to Quality, Safety & Environmental requirements for the future.

Source: Daimler AG