Creating Safer Workplaces
DEKRA has merged its process safety consulting, testing, and advisory firm based at Southampton Science Park with its behavioural change consultancy to create a new entity, DEKRA UK Ltd.
The new organisation has created a ‘one stop shop’ for practical solutions in behavioural safety, process safety and human reliability within high hazard process industries including oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical, food and construction.
Managing Director Dr Steve Rowe, commented: “The integration of our two UK DEKRA businesses creates a unique and powerful combination which will increase our ability to fulfil our mission ‘to make work safer’ for our clients.”
“It has long been recognised that, next to technical safety, human performance is a key determinant in success. Our businesses are highly complementary in terms of customer sectors, geographic locations and service synergy – so this is a hugely exciting integration for DEKRA in the UK. Being able to consult with one company will be more beneficial for clients, not just in terms of efficiency, but also with a sizable company that has the expertise and experience to be a reliable safety partner.”
DEKRA says that, by fostering a “Culture of Care”, organisations demonstrate an understanding that safety goes beyond compliance resulting in fewer injuries, improved reliability, saved lives, and better businesses.