Certifications and Integrated Quality-Environment-Prevention Policy
IRIS / ISO TS 22163, “Railway Applications - Quality Management System” is the world’s reference standard for quality management in the railway sector.
Standard ISO/TS 22163 is an initiative led by the Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) and is based on the ISO 9001 quality management standard with additional requirements specific to the railway sector.
Standard ISO/TS 22163 is designed to enhance competition and ensure high quality standards with the aim of achieving global uniformity in language, assessment guidelines and audits to contribute a higher level of transparency to the entire railway supply chain.
In recognition for our commitment to the quality of our products and services, Masats has been granted ISO-9001: 2015 certification (certificate approval no.: ER-0321/2021).
This certification proves the company:
consistently provides products and services that meet customer requirements and the applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
increases customer satisfaction through the efficient application of the system, including system improvement processes and guaranteed compliance with customer requirements and applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
Environmental Responsibility Certification
Masats works to reduce its impact on the environment by continuously improving its processes.
In recognition for our efficient management of environmental risks, we have been ISO 14001 certified since the year 2007.
EMAS Management and Audit Scheme
In order to guarantee environmental conservation and continue improving our environmental impact indicators, Masats earned the European regulatory EMAS III certification in 2011 and published its Environmental Statement for the first time.
Masats voluntarily participates in the EU environmental management and audit scheme (EMAS). The EMAS environmental management scheme requirements are set forth in section 4 of standard EN ISO 14001.
Masats has reaffirmed its commitment to people safety at the workplace with the implementation of the new standard ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management which has replaced the voluntary standard OHSAS 18001, which had been in effect in our company since 2011.
With ISO 45001, we are further:
- Guaranteeing a safe work environment;
- Adopting a High-Level Structure and facilitating the integration thereof with other standards;
- Conducting in-depth studies on internal and external issues that affect the organisation;
- Improving employee communication and participation;
- Confirming the importance of management’s leadership and commitment;
- Promoting the ongoing improvement of the working conditions to enhance employees’ health and safety protection and thereby establish a real culture of prevention.
RAILWAY COMPONENT WELDING
Masats is certified under the railway welding standard EN-15085 CL1.
This certificate proves we meet the quality requirements set forth in this standard for railway applications of maximum responsibility or cargo level. The doors we manufacture fall under this category.
As concerns the quality requirements for metal welding in general, Masats is EN-ISO 3834-2 certified.
RAILWAY BONDED PARTS
Masats is DIN 6701 (Class A1) certified which guarantees all railway bonded parts which may pose some type of risk to people or vehicle integrity are perfectly produced. This standard refers to bonded parts on railway vehicles subject to extreme safety requirements since such components may cause death if they become loose while a vehicle is in operation or pose a risk of vehicle explosion. With this standard, Masats proves its capacity to produce railway bonded parts in-company to meet the sector’s most demanding safety requirements.