Quality and environmental system
In 2004, UFD launched an ambitious project to implement a quality management system for all its processes based on ISO 9001:2000 standards. This project concluded in 2005 with certification from the High Voltage Network Department.
In successive stages over the 2005-2009 period, certification of the quality system was extended to all the departments that UFD comprised. Hence, in December 2009, all departments in UFD were certified to one extent or another.
In 2010, UFD’s Quality Management System was certified according to ISO 9001:2008 requirements for all activities related to distribution network installations.
Furthermore, an Environmental Management System was implemented at UFD. This process culminated in 2006 with certification of the Company according to ISO 14001:2004 requirements for the activities of project management, works and maintenance in electricity transportation and distribution. This certification was maintained and renewed between 2007 and 2010.
Occupational risk prevention
Furthermore, and in accordance with Royal Decree 39/1997, UFD incorporated the regulations governing Occupational Risk Prevention into its management processes in 2001, completing the corresponding prevention audit required by law.
Since 2004, an Occupational Risk Prevention Management System has been implemented according to the OHSAS 18001:1999 specification. In 2008, its Management System was certified according to OHSAS 18001:2007 requirements. This certification was maintained in 2009 and 2010.
Integrated management system
The integration of the three systems began in the third quarter of 2010, leading to the Integrated Quality, Environment and Health and Safety Management System of UFD. This system governs the following: “The distribution of electricity (Grid Planning and Architecture; Provision of Service, Network Development, Network Operation, Maintenance, Energy Control) in high, medium and low-voltage facilities”.
Certification of the Integrated Management System was obtained in 2011 from the Spanish Association for Standardisation regarding the activities stated above. The Final Report from the Certifying Body highlights the focus placed by the Integrated Management System on improving processes and environmental performance, and its integration at Policy, Organisation and Management Review levels.
This certification has been maintained and renewed in successive years and the Integrated Management System of UFD is currently certified according to UNE-EN ISO 9001, UNE-EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 requirements, on “The planning, development and operation of the electricity distribution network”.
Since 1 August 2017, certification has remained in place in accordance with UNE-EN ISO 9001:2015, UNE-EN ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007.