Grundon passes major milestone towards ISO certification

Grundon has recently passed the latest stage of its ISO certification process with flying colours. Representatives from BSI, the UK’s leading certification body, attended the Colnbrook site over a three day period in May to audit OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001 procedures at the Clinical Waste Incinerator. The audits went without a hitch – only two minor non-conformances were identified and a handful of ‘observations’, which the Compliance team have already taken on board and incorporated into the company’s processes.

Grundon’s IMS Manager Nicola Currant said: “At the moment Grundon has three locations with BSI certification to ISO14001, Environmental Management. These are the Clinical Waste Incinerator (CWI) at Colnbrook, the Hazardous Waste Transfer Station at Ewelme, and the waste operations at our Bishops Cleeve site, near Cheltenham.

In addition, the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Mole Valley (Leatherhead) and all of our clinical waste treatment operations at Knowl Hill near Maidenhead are operating to the requirements of ISO14001 but have not yet been added to the certificate.

With the successful completion of these latest BSI audits, it is anticipated that Colnbrook CWI, Ewelme and Bishops Cleeve will hold certification to ISO14001, ISO9001 (Quality) and OHSAS18001 (Health & Safety) by the end of September 2011.

By July 2012 all functions within the Grundon business will be included in the certification, and Grundon Waste Management will hold certification for an Integrated Management System to PAS 99, as well as the three standards mentioned above”.

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