QHS POLICY STATEMENT
DNW provides technologically advanced experimental aerodynamics and aero-acoustic simulation techniques and high-quality measurement data for the benefit of its customers. DNW considers optimal and safe working conditions as pre-requisites to perform these tasks.
DNW performs activities under contract of third parties (industry, research establishments, universities, governmental organisations) and in this context is dealing with sensitive information (either commercial in confidence or classified). DNW commits itself to comply with security regulations that detail control and mitigation of security risks according to the principles and guidelines of the information security standard ISO 27002.
DNW furthermore commits itself to comply in its operations with occupational health and safety laws and regulations from the Government and local authorities. Additionally, DNW commits itself to comply with the health and safety requirements of ISO 45001:2018 and the quality requirements of ISO 9001:2015. Other objectives are:
- Ensuring that the quality policy focuses on establishing, maintaining and improving effective, efficient business processes in order to achieve results required by customers, parent institutes (NLR and DLR) and other stakeholders
- Ensuring that the health and safety policy focuses on maximising the level of safety and health protection, promoting employees’, customers’ and subcontractors’ welfare.
Risk management is equally targeted at technology, organization and human behavior. Risks are analysed and dealt with in a systematic and preventive manner. DNW shall preferably take source-oriented measures instead of effect-oriented measures.
DNW values the contribution of every employee and fosters a positive and cooperative workplace in which everyone can learn and grow. DNW maintains a safe working environment for its employees complying with all statutory, regulatory, corporate and customer requirements.
Although the Management has ultimate responsibility for QHS, all employees, supported by the Quality and Health &Safety Manager, have a responsibility within their own areas of work to help ensure that QHS is embedded within the whole of the company. Employee participation and consultation is arranged via works councils.
The management system is reviewed regularly and its procedures are held in a Quality Manual, which is made available to all employees. This policy is posted on the company Information Center and on DNW’s website (www.dnw.aero).
DNW is committed to continual improvement and has set itself quality, security, health and safety targets. They are reviewed at least once per year in order to effectuate a process of continual improvement and to ensure its relevance to the activities of DNW.
Policy review date: 21 October 2020
Ir. C. Hermans Dr.-Ing. A. Bergmann