ION Environmental continue to provide excellence in asbestos identification and removal and are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our transition from the ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 standards to the new 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards without any non-conformances. Adding to our increasing list of industry recognised accreditations, this exceptional achievement runs until 2020, further upgrading our Quality Management System.
This follows on from our recent Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) Gold Site Audit award and three-year asbestos removal license, highlighting our exceptional delivery and desire to exceed industry standards.
Our ARCA Gold Site Audit was received following audits of six sites over a three-year period, analysing our quality control procedures and employee performance. This included onsite procedures, overall site control, documentation quality, measuring facilities and monitoring process. Measured and consistent performance proved key in attaining this Gold standard, especially as the last two audits performed were unannounced – in accordance with ARCA’s new marking procedure.
This accomplishment acknowledges our significant investment in training and continued vigilance in the delivery of the highest standards of onsite health and safety.
In September 2017, we were also awarded the maximum 3-year license to remove asbestos by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The HSE expect license holders to meet exacting standards and high levels of professionalism and integrity. Following a rigorous review of our occupational health and safety management systems in a 6.5-hour interview, The HSE were satisfied that we demonstrated the necessary knowledge, competence and experience to achieve the maximum 3-year licence.
Our certifications provide clients with confidence that ION Environmental work within an established framework and achieve the operational standards expected of a full-service, licensed asbestos removal contractor delivering compliant and high-quality solutions meeting the needs of our clients across the UK.