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NiTEC secures OHSAS 18001 safety certification

NiTEC, one of the UK’s leading electroless nickel plating specialists, has been awarded the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (OHSAS) 18001 certificate for its facility in Chesterfield.

OHSAS 18001 is an international safety standard that helps identify and control risk in the workplace, improving health and safety and creating a less hazardous, more productive environment. Securing the internationally recognised standard will mean NiTEC is in a strong position to start the transition to the new ISO 45001 standard.  ISO 45001 will replace 18001 and will open up more opportunities allowing for the future expansion of the business.

Chris Brown, Operations Director for NiTEC, said:

“Our staff are committed to operating to the highest standards of health and safety and this is demonstrated in the company securing the latest accreditation.  Achieving OHSAS 1800S gives a clear indication to customers how committed we are to the highest safety practices and processes and we look forward to building on this by working towards the new ISO 45001 standard.”

NiTEC has also recently achieved a number of new standards, upgrading from ISO9001:2008 to ISO9001: 2015 and from ISO14001:2004 to ISO14001: 2015, the latest standards for quality assurance and environmental compliance, respectively.

With over 40 years' experience specialising in the electroless nickel plating process, NiTEC has developed a comprehensive range of metal finishing processes and techniques, including the diffused nickel plating process, which means it has the capability to plate all manner of substrates.

NiTEC has also recently been granted a licence from the globally-recognised brand Made in Sheffield, which marks it out as a trusted supplier of high-quality engineering products.

With an already impressive blue-chip client base, NiTEC has exciting growth plans which include considerably increasing its market share.

In late 2017, NiTEC was subject to a management buy-in by Cooper-Brown Enterprises. The transaction was led by Marie Cooper and Chris Brown and also included the acquisition of specialist test house Spire Laboratories Ltd.

Cooper-Brown Enterprises has built up an impressive portfolio of engineering businesses, including specialist machining subcontractor BG Engineering and high quality gear manufacturer Pentag.

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