GlassGuard® Sustains High Standards

GlassGuard ISO9001Manufacturer of Europe's widest range of fragment retention lamps, GlassGuard® is pleased to report that it has passed an annual ISO 9001:2008 audit inspection.

Audits can identify areas in an organisation’s business structure that need improvement, with no non-conformities reported in the manufacturer’s quality management system (QMS), GlassGuard®’s reputation for the highest possible standards of care and attention to detail has been confirmed.

No stranger to maintaining high standards, its GlassGuard BlackBand® fragment retention lamps are manufactured to EN 61549, the recognised industry standard which incorporates requirements for fragment retention lamps.

GlassGuard® fragment retention lamps are treated with a technologically advanced coating which, in the event of accidental breakage, will retain all of the broken glass safely within the coating, ensuring optimum protection.

A strong advocator of manufacturing standards GlassGuard® has been instrumental in the implementation of EN 61549, the introduction of which has brought a positive change to the lamp market. By setting a manufacturing benchmark for linear fluorescent shatterproof and fragment retention lamp manufacturers, the standard has brought an end to the production and availability of inferior and dangerous shatterproof lamps in the market.

“Successfully maintaining our ISO 9001:2008 certification and the manufacture of GlassGuard BlackBand® to EN 61549 demonstrates our commitment to quality. Our continuous improvement methodology ensures that we can provide products of exceptional value and that our customers and stakeholders receive a consistently high level of service,” says GlassGuard®’s CEO David Payne.

GlassGuard®’s pledge to global standard does not end there – as the company has been working in partnership with BRC Global Standards since 2010 to promote industry compliant fragment retention lamps. BRC Global Standards is an industry-wide benchmark for quality and food safety. It is used throughout the world by companies exporting to the UK and also those supplying supermarkets with own label food products.

This announcement coincides with World Standards Day on October 14th, which aims to raise awareness among regulators, the industry and consumers highlighting the importance of standardisation to the global economy and in particular how International Standards safeguard positive change.

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