Certification and Membership

Hughes are dedicated to producing high quality products that adhere to national and international safety and excellence standards. Find out more about our certifications and memberships below. Click on the logos to view the certificates.

bsi committee member

bsi ISO 9001:2008 certificate

BSIF member logo

BSIF registered safety supplier logo

british safety council logo

RoSPA member logo

Investors in People Gold logo

SHE awards 2019 logo

British Standards Institute Membership

BSI is a business standards company helping organizations worldwide make excellence a habit. As an active member of the British Standards Institute, Hughes demonstrates a commitment to best practices and continually improving our performance and efficiency. 

Hughes take safety very seriously and as an EN 15154 safety committee member we can help shape the standard, improve public safety, reduce risk and be at the forefront of innovation in the safety field.

ISO 9001:2015 certified

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised quality management system and the only ISO standard that requires certification. Certification indicates a dedication to efficiency and quality leading to better quality products, improved reporting and customer communication and more reliable production scheduling for accurate delivery times.

British Safety Industry Federation Member

Hughes is the first emergency safety shower company to become a member of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), the UK's leading trade body within the safety industry. The BSIF is the major independent voice for the UK safety industry, recognised by both the Health and Safety Executive and the principal association for the PPE regulation. They have active input across Government departments putting them at the forefront of influencing legislation. Their work with Government enforcing agencies, standards authorities, safety equipment manufacturers, distributors, users and sector associations mean they are leading the way in educating and advising on topical industry issues that affect worker safety and health.

British Safety Industry Federation Registered Safety Supplier

The Registered Safety Suppliers scheme is designed to ensure that end users are only suppled with compliant, effective PPE equipment. The ultimate aim, via parliamentary lobbying, is to make the scheme the expected Safety and Health benchmark for product quality and compliance.

All Registered Safety Suppliers are independently audited each year by subjecting products to random testing for performance and compliance to claimed standards.

British Safety Council Member

The British Safety Council (BSC) is a global health, safety and environmental charity set-up to provide training, support, advice, events and networking opportunities to its members around the world. As a member of the BSC, Hughes work to achieve the goal that no-one should be injured in the workplace.

As a qualified member, Hughes help to develop best practice in the sector whilst shaping and staying in line with evolving standards and legislation.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Member

RoSPA is a registered charity that has been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years.

ROSPA collaborate with large numbers of experts, ranging from individuals affected by accidents and their families to multinational corporations in order to meet their vision. In renewing our membership, we support RoSPA’s vision of a life free from serious accidental injury. 

SafeContractor Accredited 

Alcumus SafeContractor Accreditation is a recognised health and safety accreditation. It ensures our health and safety requirements are up to date, that we meet regulatory requirements and legally work on customer sites and that we're committed to health and safety compliance.

Hughes received SafeContractor Accreditation in October 2018, proving that we're a professional and credible organisation that meets the correct health and safety requirements to serve our customers.

Investors in People Gold Award

Investors in People set the standard for better people management with an internationally recognised accreditation. Successful certification against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability. 

Hughes has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Standard - joining the top thirteen per cent of accredited organisations across the UK, demonstrating our commitment to high performance through good people management.

Safety and Health Excellence Award Winner

Hughes are proud to have been awarded Best Health and Safety in Manufacturing at the SHE Awards 2019. This award recognises the successful implementation of a Good Catch System which helped in achieving a positive and exemplary health and safety culture at Hughes. The system is based on employee suggestions and ideas, and drives continual improvement.

The SHE Awards was launched in 2018 and it aims to recognise the key role that companies and individuals play in keeping people and premises safe. An esteemed panel of key industry figures whittled down more than 200 entries to a shortlist of 91 entries across ten categories.