A common MASE/UIC system for reinforced safety on industrial sites
Safety is a major stake for the industrial world. UIC and the Manuel d’Amélioration de la Sécurité des Entreprises (MASE – Manual for the Improvement of Safety in Enterprises) wish to pursue their efforts to improve the companies’ safety management on industrial sites so as to adhere to the protocol of mutual acknowledgement of their "external contractors" reference framework which dates back to 2005. The MASE and UIC decided to converge towards a Common system on December 20th 2007.
This Common System of certification/recognition must make it possible for all external companies to improve their performances on industrial sites in the fields of prevention and safety. Their performances will also be improved from an economic point of view by simplifying the number of reference frameworks which they must conform to, and by perpetuating their partnership with user companies. It is to be applied as of September 1st 2008.
A new organisation
This system is guided by a national strategic committee which involves UIC, the Chemical Industry’s union workers as well as the industrialists in charge of the regional and national MASE organisations. It relies on the MASE organisation in place. The Common System also relies on registered auditors acting as independent experts who can evaluate the discrepancies between contractor companies and this reference framework against an established framework.
Over 3,000 companies have already been habilitated by UIC and the MASE
Today, the MASE and UIC systems gather over 3,000 companies that have been certified or recognised. From September 2008, all the companies with UIC recognition or MASE certification are to be given the certification/recognition MASE-UIC, in accordance with the Common System.
One unique open system
The Common System is ready to consider any application from other professional federations as well as any suggestion of equivalence with other existing systems.