Bakkafrost Scotland MD Ian Laister pictured near the company's Edinburgh office.

Bakkafrost Scotland sets new standard for safety


Salmon farmer Bakkafrost Scotland has received accreditation for the world’s international standard for occupational health and safety, ISO 45001.

The standard was developed to mitigate any factors that can cause employees and businesses irreparable harm.

Bakkafrost Scotland managing director Ian Laister said: “We are pleased to have received this leading accreditation, especially that it’s thought that we’re the first salmon producer in the UK to hold it.

“Commitments to world leading standards go beyond words. Bakkafrost Scotland’s team has demonstrated the commitment through action and this acknowledgement is thanks to them and their ongoing hard work.”

Clear commitment

Stephen Burt, certification auditor for NQA, a leading global independently accredited certification body that accredited Bakkafrost Scotland, said: “Bakkafrost Scotland should be immensely proud of becoming one of the first fish farming companies to achieve certification to the international standard for Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 45001, with NQA.

“This is another example of how the industry continues to strive for higher standards, and the way Bakkafrost Scotland has organised their health and safety arrangements against ISO 45001 is commendable. The company’s commitment to health and safety is clear from senior leaders to husbandry operatives.

“I look forward to seeing the improvements Bakkafrost Scotland have put in place and acting as an example for the rest of the industry to follow.”