Goscor Lift Truck Company has achieved both ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 45001: 2018 certifications. ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 45001: 2018 is an integrated management system (IMS) which combines all aspects of an organisation’s systems, processes and standards into one system. This merger allows a business to streamline its management, save time and increase efficiency by addressing all elements of the management system as a whole – affirming our high level of service, efficiency and product quality as well as the opportunity to not only provide a better service to our customers, but in the process look after the wellness of our staff, and most importantly, our impact on the planet.
The company set the ball rolling in 2016 when it successfully achieved ISO 9001: 2008. In 2018, GLTC went on to successfully upgrade from ISO 9001: 2008 to ISO 9001: 2015, while it also attained the OHSAS 18001 certification almost at the same time. The company, at the time, became the only forklift company in South Africa to have both these accreditations.
“At GLTC we have always believed that ISO is not only a standard, but a good business management tool. All businesses need to have systems, so why not follow an internationally recognised standard that tells us which systems are important and all the aspects that need to be considered. Ultimately, each company has to define its own systems that are suitable to its business and then follow the system and improve it as you go,” explains Cecil Oates, MD of GLTC.