Crown Fine Art, a company that ensures the safe transportation and handling of works of art worldwide, has become the first major fine art handling company to achieve the international standard for health and safety in the UK.

The internationally recognised accreditation, OHSAS 18001, covers all three of Crown’s UK sites; London, Uffington and Dean Hill. Measured over the course of many months, the certificate ensures Crown Fine Art has put in place the correct risk management assessments, policies and procedures required to achieve the best possible working conditions.

David Preston, Crown Fine Art general manager, said: “We’re over the moon to have achieved this international quality badge; it’s all part of our ongoing commitment to delivering best in class service.

“Our clients can be more confident than ever that we operate to the highest standard with safe systems of work in place and highly trained staff to move and conserve the precious art works they entrust to our care”

All employees at Crown Fine Art, who often move works of art which are exceptionally heavy, large, fragile or awkward to move, will be trained to this quality standard.

“Our team is highly skilled and accustomed to operating in challenging situations,” said Preston.

“However, this certificate means they can feel reassured that they really are trained to the highest level and that we have the correct policies and processes in place to protect them.”

Crown Fine Art is the only global fine art handling network in the world and has stored and transported some of the world’s best-loved and priceless works of art, including the Mona Lisa, Vemeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Rembrandt’s The Night Watch.

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