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GB Railfreight achieves OHSAS 18001 21 June 2010

GB Railfreight (GBRf), the UK’s third largest freight haulier, has achieved the safety accreditation OHSAS 18001.  

OHSAS 18001 provides a framework which ensures a company’s Safety Management System is robust and that relevant legislative requirements are met. As part of the process, GBRf was subject to an audit, in this case carried out by The British Standards Institute (BSI), to demonstrate that safety is permeated to all levels of the business and that a continuous cycle of improvement in health and safety policies exists within the company.

The certification adds to GBRf’s existing ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations with the BSI, which cover similar frameworks for quality and environmental management systems.  

Dave Burley, head of safety, GBRf, said: “This prestigious award is the result of the sheer hard work by people at GBRf in terms of health and safety. We are finding that underlying accident and incident statistics are nearly all meeting our targets and continuing in a trend of reduction.

“By focusing on health and safety issues we are seeing clear business benefits.”



About GB Railfreight

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is one of the UK's leading specialist rail freight companies, operating a wide ranging portfolio of intermodal and bulk traffic services in commodities such as coal, petrochemicals, and construction materials. Its innovative approach and focus on flexibility, reliability and customer service has led to a raft of rail industry awards and a number of recent significant contract wins. GBRf is part of Europorte, the rail freight arm of GET (Groupe Eurotunnel SA).

Woodhouse Communications issued this release on behalf of GB Railfreight.

For more information contact Vicky Leek of Woodhouse Communications on 01444 221000 or email

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