Company

H-ON Consulting provides consulting and certification on an international scale for the safety, reliability, and cyber security of industrial products.
H-ON Consulting

Mission & Vision

Our vision is to ensure the continued professional growth and well-being of people.

H-ON Consulting comes from the acronym for Helmet ON. This saying fully represents our vision, as safety in the industrial environment deserves the highest priority.

Operators, the people, need to work in a safe environment, just as companies are in dire need of preventing safety risks to provide continuity of production and to protect human life.

The compliance of industrial products with safety and security standards is what drives large manufacturers and users; and we are dedicated to supporting them in realizing their projects.
Safety and Security of production assets and protection of operators are key to the evolution of business for large manufacturers and end-users.

Safety is not just a legal requirement, it is a way of life, a culture that we want to help spread within organizations. It is an essential human value which can only be ensured through the prevention of safety, reliability and cyber security risks and the use of compliant industrial products.

WE WORK IN
H-ON Consulting: lavoriamo in 50 diversi paesi
DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
WE MANAGE OVER
Gestiamo oltre 450 progetti all'anno
PROJECTS PER YEAR
WE GROW EVERY YEAR BY
H-ON Consulting: cresciamo oltre il 30% ogni anno dal 2011

Discover our history. Watch the video

Our History

Our history began in Prato from the shared idea of four founders and a team of technicians with solid operational experience in Oil & Gas. The range of specialized services has since expanded with consulting solutions for product compliance according to the main national and international legal standards, which are applicable to every sector, including steel, paper and energy.

Specificity and Operation

Year after year, we tried to make our way in a market that already had the presence of large companies and certification bodies with our clear and concrete consulting style.
We were convinced that our consultancy could really be different: specific, operational and active in disseminating knowledge in order to constantly meet industry changes.
From CE, EAC, UL, CSA, SIL certification to Hazop and FMEDA analysis, our solutions have always met the needs of the entire industrial supply chain.

Innovation and Knowledge

2014 was another turning point. The attention of some customers located in Scotland was focused on Industrial Cyber Security, and ours was focused on the IEC 62443 standard. From our R&D we understood that this was a different topic from IT cyber security, which had been known for a long time.
Our affinity to such a cutting-edge issue proved to be immediate, as well as crucial.
Digitization was going to increasingly take up more space, and with it came new risks related to the proper operation of networked equipment. This was undoubtedly going to affect the safety of manufacturing companies, who were potential targets for hackers.
We understood that there is no safety without security: we could no longer talk about product safety without considering its IT component. Therefore, we developed services aimed at manufacturers and users for even more comprehensive protection of their infrastructure.

Who we are today

Today we are a company operating in more than 10 sectors, with consulting and certification projects developing steadily over the years. We collaborate with manufacturers and end users belonging to large corporations and established entities on the national and international scene. We share the same philosophy of doing business with our customers: always maintaining belief in the value of safety, the development of skills and the evolution of business.

We have 4 offices around the world. In addition to the corporate office in Prato, we have added the office in Viadana, and companies based in Glasgow and Houston, as well as partnerships with major technology suppliers established in the international market.

2 independent internal divisions joined H-ON Consulting: MSS Consulting and BYHON, which specialize respectively in occupational health and safety and management systems according to ISO 45001 and an ANSI and ISASecure® accredited certification body to issue SIL and IEC 62443 certifications.

Our organization consists of more than 40 technical specialists, in addition to sales, administrative and human resources personnel, all of whom share a set of values and skills that enable the entire group to achieve goals in a cohesive and structured manner.

Our company invests in corporate welfare and research and development to always ensure the highest professional well-being of our people and the highest quality for our customers.

Our solutions extend to the entire industrial supply chain, spanning 4 service lines: from component compliance to the certification of entire production lines.

What we wish for the future

We wish for change, we wish for more knowledge of safety and security issues, and we want to actively contribute to them.

We will never stop staying on top of the latest technical regulations to spread greater awareness of and anticipate the transformation of those forward-thinking companies who, like us, will always believe in the value of safety.
We work with the goal of always continuing to be established partners of our customers for the success of their projects, which also enrich our experience.
The values we believe in have been with us from day one and are our guide to ensuring a future of continued growth for people inside and outside our organization.

Our Values

The ethics in which we believe dictate our behavior toward those with whom we interact for the achievement of common goals related to the continued professional growth and well-being of people.

Therefore, we have prepared a Ethics Code and Safety and Quality Policies addressed to each of our internal and external stakeholders.

  • Trust in people and suppliers
  • Respect for people, suppliers, customers, and competitors
  • Modesty for how and with whom we work
  • Honesty in dealing with people, suppliers, customers and competitors, respecting the society in which we live and work
  • Transparency in dealing with people, suppliers, customers, and competitors
  • Confidentiality in dealing with people, suppliers, customers, and competitors
  • Impartiality with people and suppliers
  • Solidarity with people in times of personal difficulties
  • Diligence in the execution of tasks and contracts, which are to be carried out as consciously agreed upon by the parties
  • Consistency between what we implement internally to protect our people and the safety observance we encourage among our customers

Ethics Code & Policy

We observe a system of moral rules and duties for the betterment of ourselves as individuals and as a group

We act according to a value system that rests on a number of fundamental pillars related to health, safety and quality. The engine that leads us toward achieving our goals is powered by:

  • The well-being of people within the organization
  • The development of technical skills in new areas
  • The esteem of customers and competitors
  • Supplier satisfaction
  • The creation of valuable partnerships

People and Skills

Our company is founded on people, their individualities and the way they work as a team. We believe that people’s well-being is essential to professional success, ensuring:

  • A serene environment within which to work
  • A outlook towards personal growth
  • The right economic recognition
  • A long-term working perspective
  • The company’s solidarity and understanding in times of personal difficulties
  • Recognition of the value of one’s work
  • A healthy work-life balance

We are committed to continuous improvement every day by engaging all staff, listening to ideas and investing in human resource development to benefit our customers. Personnel selection is carried out on the basis of matching the candidates’ profiles with those expected and the needs of the company, with full respect for equal opportunities. It is essential to ensure the engagement of staff in the carrying out of the work, including providing times for participation in discussions and decisions for the creation of our customers’ projects and the development of specific technical skills and services. It is essential to transparently share the medium- to long-term strategy within the company so that each of our employees can contribute to the achievement of the company’s goals.

Customers

We believe that it is essential to establish one’s own success while fully respecting customers. Customers are our partners in achieving business goals, with a view to professional growth for both parties. To enhance the value of our customers’ products, it is essential to work by pursuing common goals.

Suppliers

Suppliers, from all commodity categories, are vital resources for us. Therefore, we strive to establish a loyal relationship that leads to mutual benefits. Suppliers are not outsiders from whom we try to get the best price, but resources with whom we seek to grow by striving for excellence and mutual recognition.

Collaborations

Our consultancy has the specific goal of providing operational solutions, the most suitable and technically relevant ones according to the specific needs of our customers. We always position ourselves as an advisor above the parties. Our task is to ensure total impartiality and transparency in suggesting the most suitable tools, including the best ones on the national and international scene, on a case by case basis, without any goal of selling particular products, but only those geared to the satisfaction of our customers’ needs. Thus, our partnerships are made to stay up-to-date with the latest products and technologies, so that we can always propose the most suitable solution and ensure the complete resolution of every safety and security need. For this, we are the Digital Transition Partner of Siemens Italy and have active collaborations with certification bodies and technology providers.

Safety Policy

For us, occupational health and safety is not only a commitment to our employees but a culture ingrained in the way we do things which we also try to transmit to our customers and suppliers.

Our work is aimed at the protection of people’s health and safety, and our commitment, including to our employees, cannot be different from what we put into our work.

OUR COMMITMENT

Our commitment starts with the assessment of all risks to which our employees may be exposed, whether these are those potentially present in our offices, or those at our customers’ premises during inspections or related to any use of company vehicles. Our Safety Policy is based on the following principles:

  • Compliance with legislation and agreements which are applicable to occupational safety and health using the best available practices
  • Occupational safety and health and the prevention of occupational injuries or illnesses are an integral part of business management
  • Responsibility in the management of safety and health and the prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplace concerns the entire business organization, each according to his or her duties and responsibilities
  • The entire corporate structure is committed to continuous improvement and the prevention of occupational health and safety risks
THEREFORE, WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO:
  • Providing the resources and tools necessary to protect the health and safety of all employees
  • Defining and disseminating occupational safety and health goals and related programs within the company
  • Involving and consulting employees in work organization to avoid stressors that could affect performance
  • Periodically reviewing the policy itself and the management system in place

Quality Policy

We have chosen to adopt a Quality Management System in accordance with UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 as a tool for performance improvement, process control, increasing customer satisfaction and ensuring compliance with requirements, including those of a legislative nature.

Our company policy has always been oriented toward the satisfaction of our customers. This means conveying:

  • The passion of our employees
  • Punctuality in our commitments
  • A work ethic that focuses people’s well-being
  • The ability to adapt to change
  • Humility towards our competitors, customers and suppliers

Responsibility and Commitment

We commit ourselves to:

  • Differentiating ourselves through the specificity of the services we develop
  • Meeting customer needs through constant attention to the business environment
  • Achieving the full satisfaction of employees by valuing the person and creating discourse between the various departments
  • Maintaining and continuously improving the Quality Management System
  • Developing functional partnerships

We put all of our energy into:

  • Increasing the efficiency of processes through the constant monitoring of performance
  • Ensuring a high standard of skills
  • Being flexible and attentive to market dynamics and innovations
  • Valuing employees through the enhancement of their skills and improving internal potential through engagement, motivation and awareness
  • Demanding the highest level of quality from those performing the work, regardless of position
  • Maintaining a work environment that is stimulating and conducive to teamwork
  • Managing business activities in a manner consistent with UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 by seeking the continuous improvement of all processes
  • Establishing and keeping a strategic plan up-to-date with defined and achievable goals
  • Varying the business by promoting research and development activities, including the development of partnerships with customers and suppliers