Safety is at the heart of everything that we do. As an organisation and as individuals we are committed to creating a safe working environment and preventing risk, accidents and ill health. Our operational managers are supported by Health and Safety consultants who operate as an integral part of our management team.

Our Health and Safety policy objectives are founded on legal requirements, and include:

  • The implementation of appropriate organisational structures in managing Health and Safety, with a clear definition of duties and responsibilities for all employees
  • The promotion of a Health and Safety culture, achieved by ensuring effective representation of, and participation by, all employees
  • Mechanisms and systems to ensure progressive improvement of Health and Safety for all Unit Birwelco employees
  • Effective liaison and collaboration with the regulatory authorities’ standard-setting bodies, professional institutions, and trade associations

Our general safety principles include – but are not limited to – raising workplace standards and the awareness of Health and Safety among directors, managers and other employees of the group, together with the enhancement of the important role of employee representation in managing Health and Safety.

In 2014 the group passed the milestone of 1.5 million worked man-hours without a lost time incident.

The group are working towards their ISO 45001 certificate, this will transform our safety and quality processes, and will be a huge step forward for Unit Birwelco. 

UKAS Health and safety sticket qualification
UKAS Health and safety sticket qualification
The national board certificate of NB authorisation



At UnitBirwelco we are committed to the highest standards of quality control and strive to be at the very top of our industry. This commitment extends across all of our operations, from manufacturing and fabrication through to design and management systems.

By consistently achieving the very highest standards we aim exceed our customers’ expectations and regulatory requirements and deliver a safe working environment and truly world class customer service.

Certification plays an important part in ensuring we achieve these standards consistently. Across the group we are certified to the following standards:

  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) certified manufacturer of pressure vessels, U Code Stamp
  • ASME certified manufacturer and assembler of power boilers, S Code Stamp
  • National Board "R" Certificate of Authorization  
  • National Board 'NB' Certificate of Authorization to Register
  • Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance ISO 9001 Management Systems
  • United Registrar of Systems (URS) ISO 9001 Management Systems
  • SGS ISO 9001 Management Systems
  • EC Certificate of Conformity to the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EC