Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd., has announced that its UK sites in Yately, Aberdeen and Plymouth have been awarded OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System Standard accreditation after successful audits of all three sites.

The news follows similar recent announcements from Sonardyne’s overseas subsidiary companies; Sonardyne Brasil Ltda., Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd. and Sonardyne Inc., each of whom have earned OHSAS 18001 certification. The latest achievement, demonstrates Sonardyne’s commitment to health and safety in the workplace on a global scale.

The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (OHSAS) sets out the minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management for best practise in the workplace. It is internationally accepted as the recognised standard of assessing and auditing occupational health and safety management systems. Developed by leading trade and international standards bodies, OHSAS 18001 provides a framework for organisations to instigate proper and effective management of health and safety in the workplace.

“As an international organisation that’s committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of all our employees wherever they work in the world, we are extremely pleased that Sonardyne’s entire UK operation now joins our regional centres in Rio das Ostras, Singapore and Houston in obtaining OHSAS 18001 certification. Conducting our operations in an efficient and safe environment, where the risk of incidents and accidents occurring is minimised, is our number one focus. Earning accreditation across our business proves that first and foremost, Sonardyne places the wellbeing of its staff and business partners at the heart of its operation. It also provides our clients with the complete peace of mind that they are dealing with an organisation that fulfils its contractual obligations in the most safe and secure way.”

John Ramsden, Managing Director, Sonardyne

For more information about Sonardyne’s OHSAS certification, please contact Carl Holland, Sonardyne Health and Safety Manager on +44 (0)1252 872288. You can also visit