Able Canopies Ltds Achieves ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 Registration

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UK based canopy and shade sail suppliers, Able Canopies has achieved the internationally recognised ISO14001 and ISO18001, establishing it as one of the leaders in its field.

This independent assessment was conducted by the British Assessment Bureau a leading Certification Body and demonstrates Able Canopies commitment to customer service and quality in delivery.

Able Canopies has now earned the right to display the coveted British Assessment Bureau Quality Shield and ISO18001 logo to demonstrate its conformance to the standard.

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ISO 14001 was first introduced 1996 as a British Standard and requires organisations to have an environmental policy and action plan to manage their impact on the environment. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.



OHSAS 18001 was first introduced in 1999 and requires organisations to assess their risk and implement an effective occupational health and safety management system to promote a safe and healthy working environment. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.


Able Canopies has shown that it has good product and service reliability and process controls which means lower costs for its customers!

Able Canopies Director said, “We are particularly pleased to have achieved ISO14001 and ISO18001 certifications as they underline our commitment to our customers and our focus on quality. Not many customers get to see their suppliers’ ‘back-office’ activities. This recognition demonstrates we can provide a quality solution from quotation to delivery.”

The benefits of registration to the ISO14001 and ISO18001 standards include:

  • Streamlining an organisation’s procedures
  • Bringing consistency to an organisation’s service delivery
  • Reducing cost and rework
  • Improving an organisation’s management practices
  • Enhanced status
  • Competitive advantage
  • Lower insurance premiums

Able Canopies (South), based in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, began trading over 15 years ago offering a nationwide bespoke canopy service principally to schools and colleges. The main focus of the company was to manufacture and install a range of canopies, which were guaranteed to last and would provide a low maintenance, high quality solution, suitable for use in the school environment.

Able Canopies continues to expand in an effort to meet the continuing demand for quality canopies and shelters throughout the UK. Three additional branches have been opened in order to allow us to better serve the needs of our expanding client base; Able Canopies (North), based in Cumbria (opened 2008), Able Canopies (West) based in Devon (2010) and Able Canopies (South-East) based in Kent (2010).

During this period of sustained growth, Able Canopies have increased their client base to include the leisure, healthcare, hospitality and retail sectors and continue to build quality working relationships with local authorities, head teachers, site managers, architects, contractors and specifiers.

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