ISO 45001 Occupational Health And Safety Management

In order to confirm our commitment to the high level of health and safety values within our business,  we have implemented the occupational health and safety standard 45001.

The standard sets a level of excellence that is acknowledged worldwide and will help to set us apart from our competitors. It demonstrates that we strive for continuous improvement of our employees’ morale, safety and performance.

All of the companies departments have collaborated to create our procedures, which are built around best practice. These have been rolled out across the company and set the standard for managing risks and gives a consistent approach throughout the business.

Our aim is to improve individual safety and wellbeing as well as that of the company, as ISO 45001 addresses the personal health and safety risks of all of our people, importantly, this relates both to their mental health and physical safety within our workplace.

ISO 45001 ensures responsibility and ownership lies firmly with our top-level management team, all of whom have fully bought into it and are committed to the process of continual improvement. We are constantly looking at ways to prevent risks as opposed to reacting to them once they are detected.

We don’t see 45001 as “just another badge”, but as a system that will see our staff efficiency and morale improve, staff mental health improve, whilst workplace injuries or the risk of injury reduce. The focus is primarily on our peoples physical and mental well-being at work as opposed to the quality management of the workplace systems and tools/equipment that they use.

Global Solar Lighting Partnership with Green Frog Systems



CU Phosco Lighting 
is pleased to announce a new global partnership with Green Frog Systems, pioneers in Solar Lighting Innovation, based in Southern Australia.

Green Frog Systems are helping to shape the future of smart communities by delivering the backbone infrastructure necessary to move people beyond the mains grid, through sustainable technologies. The economic and environmental benefits of solar energy built on a well-designed and reliable product line are backed by their strong values of Trust, Integrity, Quality and Professionalism.

Our partnership will see a selection of our next generation LED road luminaires, featuring the latest in LED light sources and state-of-the-art design, combined with Green Frog’s environmentally friendly, cost-effective, off-grid connected solar solutions; which are suitable for a wide range of applications, including car parks, minor roads, and residential areas worldwide.
 

David Wilson, Green Frog Systems founder commented:

“As both Green Frog Systems and CU Phosco have a global reach, it makes sense to partner in our respective market leadership areas of high reliability solar technology and world class lighting systems."


Chris Marques, of CU Phosco Lighting said:

“It is very exciting to partner with Green Frog Systems, who are world leaders in solar powered lighting. Allowing us to further expand our product offering to our global customer base."

Official Green Frog Systems statement is available here.

 

CU Phosco Lighting celebrates being granted Made in Britain membership

CU Phosco Lighting has been accredited as a member of Made in Britain.

 

CU Phosco Lighting’s adoption of the official, protected mark will help buyers recognise its products as good quality, great value and British-made.

The mark also lets customers know that CU Phosco Lighting is a trusted company that values transparency, sustainability and ethical business practices. Consumers are increasingly recognising the Made in Britain mark as a mark of confidence.

 

Matt Murray, Sales Director of CU Phosco Lighting said: 

“We are proud of our British manufacturing history and supporting the British economy. Our continual product development and diversification across our journey throughout the last century, is a testament to our proud heritage and British engineering skills. The Made in Britain affiliation creates another qualification of our quality of products, coupled with an ability to serve customers large or small anywhere on the globe. Our UK customers can rely on a high quality, cost effective, Low Carbon services and home-grown products reducing the carbon footprint over our overseas competitors. "


John Pearce, chief executive of Made in Britain said: 

“We’re delighted that CU Phosco Lighting has joined the community of more than 1200 British manufacturers. The more the mark is used and seen, the more it is recognised as a mark of quality. In addition to getting access to the official protected mark, CU Phosco Lighting will also start to enjoy the many other benefits membership to Made in Britain brings, including support in sales, marketing, PR/comms and export. We look forward to watching CU Phosco Lighting grow with our help and support."

 
For more information about Made in Britain visit: madeinbritain.org

HEA Awards 2019


It was great tyo see so many of you at the HEA Annual Conference, Exhibition and Awards Dinner at the Celtic Manor Hotel, Newport on 31st October and were are thirilled to have been the recipients of two awards on the evening.  Thank you to all who voted and to the HEA for putting on a fantasctic event once again.
 

HEA-HEMSA: Member of the Year (Large Organisation)

We are honoured to have been awarded the prize for Large Organisation HEA Member of the Year for 2019. We are especially grateful as this award's is voted for by customers throughout the industry, and this is the 6th time that we have received this award.

Thank you to all our customers that voted for us we are so grateful for your continued support.

HEA: Contracting Member of the Year (Medium Organisation)

We are very proud to have awarded Medium Sized HEA Contracting Member of the Year for 2019. Congratulations to Bob Gaskell and all his team on a fantastic achievement. 

For over 50 years we have undertaken contracts worldwide, working closely with numerous large organisations including airports, port authorities, highway authorities, rail networks and sports clubs. For more information please click image.
ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Accreditation
 We are very proud to announce that our CU Lighting Ltd. Laboratory has been   granted UKAS ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. After a culmination of nearly two years hard work our Laboratory Manager, Terry Walker was presented with the UKAS certification last week which now places our laboratory as one of three UKAS accredited photometric laboratories in the UK. UKAS is the UK’s National Accreditation Body, responsible for determining, in the public interest, the technical competence and integrity of organisations such as those offering testing, calibration and certification services. For more information please see the UKAS website.

Congratulations to Terry and the team!
Happy Retirement Robin

We would like to say 'au revoir' to Robin Dow who is retiring from our Export department after 35 years of service. Robin started with CU Phosco Lighting in January 1984 is the UK sales office, he later went on to work in the Phosco works before joining the Export department in 2017. We would like to thank Robin for his loyal service over the years and wish him a long and happy retirement.


LEE SANDERSON, Export Manager