Total Recycling Services, Darlington, U.K., has announced it has joined a handful of recycling companies in the country to achieve the new international health and safety accreditation, ISO 45001.
“Our assessor told us when we were recommended for registration that we were only the second company he had passed,” says Liam Watson, technical administrator at Total Recycling Services. “We’re incredibly proud to be one of only a handful so far in the U.K.”
Launched worldwide in April, the ISO 45001 health and safety management system accreditation replaces the previous OHSAS 18001 standard.
Total Recycling provides commercial recycling, hazardous waste recovery and industrial services.
“It’s important for us at Total Recycling Services to obtain the latest ISO accreditations and to follow the most up-to-date procedures,” Watson says. “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 and safety.”
The new standard allows companies to identify and understand the needs of employees and other workers, including suppliers, subcontractors and clients relating to health and safety.
Andrew Dobson, operations director at Total Recycling Services, says, “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, but also to help the success of the business.”