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Bijlsma Hijs en Heftechniek has been in possession of the ISO 9001 certificate since 1994. The ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management systems that emphasises customer satisfaction and the resulting quality care and continuous improvement.
In 1989, contracting companies in the petrochemical industry initiated the development of a safety standard for contractors. This standard, the VCA (Safety, Health and Environment Checklist for Contractors), has grown into a general and internationally applied yardstick for safety, health and environmental management systems of contractors. In view of the nature of the work and the policy of the organisation, Bijlsma Hijs en Heftechniek has opted for VCA** certification, the highest level of certification. In addition, all operational employees of Bijlsma Hijs en Heftechniek and their supervisors have a Safety Passport. The passport is a personal document containing all relevant safety training, professional qualifications and authorisations. It is also a practical and effective means of verifying that the holder complies with the requirements set.
From a governmental point of view, the duty of care and responsibility regarding the suitability and continued safety of equipment lies with the employer. However, legislation which indicates exactly what is expected from companies when it comes to testing and inspection of hoisting and lifting equipment is limited. This limitation was the reason in 1993 for the establishment of the branch association EKH (EKH stands for ErkendeKeurbedrijven Hijs en hefmiddelen). By means of extensive work instructions and inspection schedules based on standards from the Machinery Directive, the Working Conditions Act, NEN, DIN, etc., the EKH provides a practical and clear interpretation of current legislation and regulations. This clarity has been the reason for Bijlsma Hijs en Heftechniek to carry out its tests and inspections, both above and below the hook, according to the EKH principles and thereby support clients in meeting their legal obligations.
The NEN-EN 1090 is the harmonised European standard, which applies to bearing steel and aluminum construction works. Constructions such as buildings, bridges but also crane and hoisting structures are legally obliged to be made according to this standard from July 2014 onwards. The EN 1090 standard has been published because constructive construction products CE should be marked from 1 July 2014, in addition, a declaration of conformity (Declaration of performance) must be issued.
The EN 1090 norm has consequences for manufacturers of steel and aluminium construction parts for construction. This standard makes an end to separate rules per country for the manufacture and trading of steel and aluminium constructions. Since the beginning of 2015, the Baheti has been in possession of the EN 1090 certificate. In this European standard all processes such as cutting, drilling, welding and conserving are recorded. This is to ensure the total control of the product so that the right quality is delivered. Baheti satisfies all requirements and controls the processes in such a way that you can outsource your and 1090 construction work to us with confidence.