A safe worksite leads to quality construction: M Moser boosts site safety leadership
M Moser has long been an industry leader in worksite safety practices, as evidenced by the stringent health and safety certifications received by many of its offices globally.
For example, in 2010, M Moser London achieved BS EN ISO 9001:2008 while, in 2012, M Moser Singapore gained both OHSAS 18001:2007 and bizSAFE Level 3 certifications. Meanwhile, M Moser offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong have all since earned their own OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates.
The company is now taking its health and safety know-how, as well as its ability to deliver high quality workplaces, to the next level by introducing its first OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) Internal Auditors.
“Usually, companies rely on external inspectors to periodically check their health and safety practices. Having your own qualified internal auditors as we do is something that’s very rare in the Asia region,” said Eric Ng, Associate Director at M Moser.
For M Moser and its clients, it’s an approach that pays off in ways that go beyond immediate health and safety concerns. By integrating qualified internal auditors in its project teams, M Moser can continuously instil best practices to its teams (in this case, stringent OHSAS 18001:2007 health and safety guidelines) so that they become ‘second nature’ on the worksite and are integrated seamlessly within all projects.
“In the end, for our clients, it means even greater assurance that a project will be completed smoothly,” said Ng. “There’s also a strong connection between health and safety and quality: Ultimately, a quality worksite – one that is tidy and organised, in which everybody knows exactly what they’re doing and when – will lead to a quality result.”
M Moser’s first group of qualified OHSAS Internal Auditors are Anderson Fu (Shanghai), Carol Jiang (Shenzhen), Connie Fu (Taipei), Crystal Xu (Guangzhou), Jimmy Cheung (Hong Kong) and Yaw Fei Lui (Singapore). Training is underway to add more to the roster.
OHSAS, administered by the British Standards Institute (BSI), provides minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management best practices. M Moser routinely exceeds these requirements by a wide margin, with the firm winning several site management and safety awards from clients like ExxonMobil, BP and Wacker.