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Archant Print has also been awarded OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety, ISO 14001 Environmental Manager, ISO 9001 Quality Management.

Archant Print was the first regional newspaper company in the UK to gain all 3 accreditations at the same time.

Dave Pontefract, the Accreditation Auditor for United Registrar of Systems Ltd, stated:

“Every once in a while I come across a company that stands out from the rest such a company is Archant Print. It has an impressive Health & Safety culture which was obvious from the moment I signed in!

The company is run efficiently and is always looking for advancements notable with the advances in colour technology on the presses. With those improvements also comes lower emissions and the use of solvents has dropped significantly over the years. All in all it was a pleasure to audit with a committed team working well together”.


ISO 9001

is one of a series of quality management system standards. It helps by enabling Archant Print to understand our quality processes for delivering our products/services to our customers. The ISO 9001 series of standards consist of:

  • ISO 9000 – Fundamentals and Vocabulary: this introduces the user to the concepts behind the management systems and specifies the terminology used.
  • ISO 9001 – Requirements: this sets out the criteria we needed to meet to be able to operate in accordance with this certification.
  • ISO 9004 – Guidelines for performance improvement: based upon the eight quality management principles, these are designed to be used by senior management as a framework to guide their organizations towards improved performance by considering the needs of all interested parties, not just customers.

ISO 14001

is an internationally accepted standard that sets out how Archant Print can go about putting in place an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). This standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact.

What’s in ISO 14001:

  • General requirements
  • Environmental policy
  • Planning implementation and operation
  • Checking and corrective action
  • Management review

OHSAS 18001

is an internationally recognized assessment specification for occupational Health and Safety management systems. OHSAS 18001 has been designed to be compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, to help Archant Print meet our Health and Safety obligations in an efficient and effective manner.

The following key areas are addressed by OHSAS 18001:

  • Planning for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • OHSAS management programme
  • Structure and responsibility
  • Training, awareness and competence
  • Consultation and communication
  • Operational control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement


Archant Print division named runner-up

The Archant Print division was



"Archant has continued to achieve the high standards set by Bauer to meet the requirements of a competitive market."

"Printing a multi-edition daily newspaper is a demanding job, but Archant Print consistently deliver great customer service, deadline performance and high quality."

"Knowing we can supply details at the last minute means we can concentrate on what really matters."

Frank Ryan

Production Director, Bauer Media

Editor-in-Chief, Archant Norfolk

Martin Herman

Joint Owner of Police/Ambulance life

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