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Fortis Engineering & Manufacturing is One of the First Companies in Canada to Receive ISO 45001-2018 Certification

Fortis Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. has successfully been audited by an expert third party certifier for ISO Quality Management System (QMS) and is pleased to announce that it meets all the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001-2016, and ISO 45001-2018 and are certified to these Standards.

ISO 45001-2018
  • A new International Standards (formally OHSAS 18001) that specifies requirements for an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management system, to enable Fortis to proactively improve OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health. Fortis is one of the first companies in Canada to achieve this Standard
ISO 45001-18 demonstrates that Fortis is committed to improve OH&S performance by:
  • Developing and implementing an OH&S policy and OH&S objectives
  • Establishing systematic processes which consider its "context" and which consider its risks and opportunities, legal, and other requirements 
  • Determining the hazards and OH&S risks associated with its activities; seeking to eliminate them, or putting in controls to minimize their potential effects
  • Establishing operational controls to manage its OH&S risks and its legal and other requirements 
ISO 9001-2015
ISO 9001-15 demonstrates that Fortis is committed to:
  • Total quality management
  • Customer focus
  • A continuous improvement process approach implemented throughout the organization
  • Critical processes and their interactions are understood and documented
  • A strong management commitment to all these facets of the ISO 9001 
  • Integrating Risk Management into all aspects of the business 
ISO 14001-2016
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) is a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long-term environmental impacts of Fortis' products, services, and processes. Through Certification in this Standard, Fortis can assure stakeholders that our environmental management system meets international industry specific environmental standards.
ISO 14001-2016 demonstrates that Fortis is committed to:
  • Minimize the environmental footprint
  • Diminish the risk of pollution incidents
  • Provide operational improvements
  • Ensure compliance with relevant environmental legislation
  • Develop their business in a sustainable manner
  • Identify cost savings with greater emphasis on resource, waste, and energy management
  • Increasing awareness of OH&S risks
  • Evaluating its OH&S performance and seeking to improve it, by taking appropriate actions
  • Ensuring workers take an active role in OH&S matters

Lifting Lug & Monorail Material Handling Solution

Fortis Mining, Engineering & Manufacturing was recently contracted by SaskPower to complete a comprehensive Lifting Lug & Monorail Remediation project at the Shand Power Station. The project consisted of multiple components including: 1) inspecting, load testing and certifying existing lifting lugs and monorails within the plant to bring them to current client and occupational health and safety standards; 2) adding or modifying supporting structural steel to existing lifting lugs and monorails followed by the load testing and certification of the device; and 3) Installation of new lifting devices and monorails including all supporting structural steel installations, load testing and certifying of the new lifting devices.  The total project consisted of 244 items including 219 Lifting Lugs and 25 Monorails. This included 18 New Lifting Lug Installations, the inspection and testing of 184 existing lugs, the installation of 9 new monorails, and the inspection, testing, and painting of 15 existing monorails.

As part of the project execution, Fortis was responsible for completing all structural detailing, providing certified shop and erection drawings, fabrication of all structural steel, installation of all structural steel and lifting devices, load testing of all components, and generating test reports and turnover documentation for the client. Fortis also designed and fabricated custom sized weld and bolt-on lifting lugs in-house for the project to suit applicable site standards and colour coding.

                To ensure quality of products provided an Inspection Test Plan was developed to ensure compliance to applicable standards and specifications. Fortis also developed a comprehensive digital and physical turnover package including all relevant company and personnel certifications, project registers, executed ITP and check sheets, as-built/redline drawings, procedures and manuals, and all other quality documentation compiled.

                Fortis Mining Engineering and Manufacturing has achieved and maintained ISO 9001 Quality Management, 14001 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management Certifications.