Darlington-based recycling company achieves international certification

Darlington-based recycling company achieves international certification

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Darlington-based recycling company, Total Recycling Services has become one of very few UK companies and only a handful of recycling companies in the country to achieve the migration to the brand-new International Health and Safety accreditation.

Launched worldwide in April, ISO 45001 Health & Safety management system accreditation, replaces the previous OHSAS 18001 and is a globally recognised compared to its predecessor’s UK only recognition.

Liam Watson, Technical Administrator at Total Recycling Services, said: “It’s important for us at Total Recycling Services to obtain the latest ISO accreditations and to follow the most up-to-date procedures.

“As well as giving our customers total piece of mind it helps us to attract large companies as clients because we are known for being fully compliant and taking away any concerns clients have around Health & Safety.

“Our assessor told us when we were recommended for registration, that we were only the second company he had passed and we’re incredibly proud to be one of only a handful so far in the UK.

It works well with our other recognitions ISO14001 Environmental Certificate, ISO9001 Quality Certificate and CHAS Health & Safety Certificate.”

The ISO 45001 registration is an internationally recognised standard for occupational Health and Safety management systems.

The standard allows companies to identify and understand the needs of employees and other workers, including suppliers, subcontractors and clients relating to Health and Safety, actively seeking their input to maintain safety whilst driving continuous improvement for all.

Andrew Dobson, Operations Director at Total Recycling Services, stated: “We have always had a good relationship with customers, staff, suppliers and contractors but this also allows them to feel more valued within the business not only in setting health, safety and welfare bust also to help the success of the business.”

The new standard also aligns itself to our quality and environmental systems which provides a focused approach for all activities and disciplines rather than individually which can cause a fragmented responsibility approach.