Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK)
We are pleased to announce that the audit was passed and that we are now qualified to supply castings in accordance with the requirements of 1.2 Part K of the societies “Rules for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships” and Chapter 3 Part 1 of the societies “Guidance for the Approval and Type Approval of Materials and Equipment for Marine Use”Again, this certification further strengthens the Company’s commitment to its customers and to satisfying the requirements of its Quality Policy.
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Certification Achieved
H.I. Quality Steel Castings Ltd are pleased to announce that following a successful audit in June 2017, conducted by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance, that they are now certified to ISO 9001: 2015.
As part of the Company’s dedication towards the highest levels of quality management and customer satisfaction, the Company undertook a rigorous examination of its Quality Management System. This examination encompassed the Company’s performance in relation to risk management, improvement opportunities, leadership and customer requirement satisfaction.
This certification further strengthens the Company’s commitment to its customers and to satisfying the requirements of its Quality Policy. The Company would like to take this opportunity to thank all customers and suppliers for their continued support and loyalty.
New contract awarded
HI Quality Steel Castings Ltd have just completed a contract to supply castings for the new polar research vessel The Sir David Attenborough popularly known as Boaty McBoatface.
The contract completed for NE based Tees Components Ltd involved the supply of Bell Mouth, Guide Vane and Defector castings for the Tee White Gill Thruster product.
The contract was completed under the survey of Lloyds Register. The vessel is due to be commissioned in 2019.
New member appointed to sales team
New member appointed to Sales Team
We are pleased to confirm that Kevin Meghen has joined the Sales Team at H.I. Quality Steel Castings Ltd as Business Development Manager.
Kevin is a Foundry trained apprentice, having worked in the Foundry Industry for a total of 40 years, with the last 30 years directly active in the Sales of Steel Castings, latterly working in close association with the Global Pump & High Integrity Casting markets.
Kevin brings with him a wealth of experience in these markets and other specialist applications and will add to the strength of HIQSC a proven premier UK Casting supplier.
H.I. Quality Steel Castings Ltd Celebrates its 50th Anniversary
From humble beginnings the purpose built foundry has developed into a world class manufacturing facility supplying steel castings worldwide.
Continued investment at the Chesterfield and Sheffield manufacturing sites has allowed the company to become a major player in the UK casting industry, an industry that we care about passionately.
The UK, and the Sheffield region in particular, is recognised worldwide as the source of casting when quality is the key driver in the purchasing decision. We are very proud to play our part in keeping this tradition alive
H.I. Quality Steel Castings has achieved OHSAS 18001:2007, the internationally recognised standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management systems.
At the start of the year the company made a commitment to achieve OHSAS 18001 registration before the end of the year. To achieve this aim, a full and systematic assessment of the company’s processes, procedures and documentation was undertaken by the management and the Health and Safety Team to:
- Identify and evaluate occupational health and safety hazards and risks.
- Implement suitable operational controls to prevent or reduce hazards and risks.
- Implement management programs to improve existing hazard and risk controls.
- Ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements pertaining to health and safety.
In October an independent assessment of the company’s OH&S management system was conducted by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd (LRQA). The assessment consisted of seven audit days and encompassed all of the activities and processes at the company’s operational sites in Chesterfield and Sheffield and a full audit of the documented OH&S management system. Resulting from this successful audit, LRQA issued a certificate of approval to OHSAS 18001:2007 to the company on November 15th.
The aim of OHSAS 18001 is to assist organisations in managing and controlling their health and safety risks and improving their OH&S performance. Its fundamental concept is that prevention is better than cure. Achieving the standard assures our employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers, regulators and the community at large that we have an internationally recognised OH&S management system in place.
Organisations with an OH&S management system in place will typically have safer and healthier workplaces, comply with regulations and meet customer expectations better than organisations that do not. Increasingly, many organisations require their suppliers to have OHSAS 18001 registration.
Achieving OHSAS 18001:2007 certification underlines the company’s commitment to continual improvement in all areas of our business.
Benefits of OHSAS 18001 registration:
- Demonstrates sound occupational health and safety performance.
- Healthier and safer working environment.
- Better management of health and safety risks, now and in the future.
- Demonstrates health and safety commitment to stakeholders.
- Fulfils requirements for supplying many Public and Private sector customers.
- Enhances the perception of the company to potential and existing customers.
- Demonstrates the continual Improvement approach to customers and prospective employees.
- Provides a solid foundation for further development of management systems.