With the expansion in industrial automation, EQOS Energie is facing additional occupational and health protection challenges as a contractor for renowned industrial companies with a variety of technical safety and environmental requirements. The infrastructure service provider now provided proof for its recently opened locations in Hamburg-Harburg and Seevetal (Hittfeld) that they are in compliance with essential requirements. Certification organisation TÜV Rheinland issued the certification in accordance with the SCC** Rules, Version 2011 (Safety Certificate for Contractors) as of 16 September 2020.
As a result, EQOS Energie meets the unlimited SCC standards (SCC**) for Safety, Health and Environmental Protection (SHE) in its Energy Technology business unit in Hamburg-Harburg and Seevetal. TÜV Rheinland audited the company and the two certified locations as part of a multi-day audit. The standards require organised and continuous self-audits and improvements in the field of occupational safety, environmental protection and collaboration with subcontractors and staffing companies (subcontracted labour).
People are the most important capital of a service provider. In this respect, healthy and safe work represents the foundation. With the certification according to SCC**, EQOS Energie makes another contribution to its “zero accidents” objective. Eric Mendel, CEO and chairman of the management, rates the receipt of the certificates as follows: “This increases our competitiveness and process certainty in automation, which is an important field for us. Starting immediately, we will be able to better expand this potential with both existing and new customers.” The concept of SCC** complements the management systems the company has already introduced and which have proven themselves, as well as the legally mandated requirements which EQOS Energie not only meets but exceeds in many areas today.
In industrial automation, the assignment of technical or works services is a standard operating procedure, which increasingly requires that contractors be certified before a commission is awarded to them. With its SCC** certification, EQOS Energie proves that in its new business area the company is familiar with the work processes and other circumstances of the customer’s facility and is able to surely recognize potential safety hazards. This uniform quality standard ensures that all three factors – people, machines and the environment – do not cause any project-related hazards. On the one hand, a certification according to the recognised SCC** standard documents the professionalism of a contractor in meeting the occupational and environmental protection requirements. On the other hand, it also makes such a contractor an ideal and competent partner for industrial companies.