Haz transitions to ISO 14001 & 9001:2015

Haz Environmental successfully transitioned to the ISO 14001 & ISO 9001 2015 standards, in 2016 following on site audits by BSI.

Any organisation who is ISO accredited should be aware they are required to comply with the new 2015 standard clauses by September 2018. The changes are implemented to improve alignment with other management systems standards.

Director Gary Perks says “when we were first introduced to the new standards we were aware there would be major revisions.

We had to tackle the requirement to understand the context of our organisation and identify all interested parties. This took some considerable thought on how we could achieve this, but we established a simple method utilising a register, which includes both risks and opportunities to our EMS and QMS systems.

Haz transitions to ISO 14001 & 9001:2015


Other aspects we had to change were systems manuals and policy statements. Re-training is also currently in progress.”

Our new certificates are available from our website downloads page.

If you are in the process of transitioning or about to start and would like to hear more about our approach and experience, please contact us on 0121 580 3055 and ask for Gary Perks.

 

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New addition to the fleet-316 Stainless Steel Vacuum Tanker

“Full ADR specification for a range of hazardous & non-hazardous waste streams”

To extend the capabilities of the fleet Haz Environmental has taken delivery of a new stainless-steel vacuum tanker, ready and available for immediate hire with a fully experienced qualified driver/operator.

With a nominal capacity of 4000 gallons, it’s fully operational and meets ADR specification, which means we can transport a greater range of waste streams.

The vehicle is equipped with its own jetting system capable of generating up to 2000 psi of water pressure. This facility is ideal for jobs where cleaning is required. It may alleviate the need for an additional specialist cleaning team and be particularly useful when emptying paint spray booths, pits and interceptors.

In addition, the body and tank hydraulically tip, to assist in offloading of sludges and solids.

The rigid configuration of the vehicle also means more flexibility on sites with access restrictions.

Our bulk collection services include disposal options at approved facilities throughout the UK. Dedicated Account Managers will pre-assess your requirements to ensure compliance with legislation and of course provide full waste trace-ability. Waste transfer documentation will also be provided.

Please contact us on 0121 580 3055 or your Account Manager for further information.

 

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Haz Welcomes South and City College Birmingham Students

Students from South & City College Birmingham benefit from a learning experience in a first visit to Haz Environmental to discover scientific aspects of “Waste Management”.

Back in 2016 Haz were approached by South and City College Birmingham with a request to provide an opportunity for students to visit the Haz facility to learn the importance of science in the waste industry.

Director Gary Perks says “We met with College officials, who explained they were looking for a company to work with, who were prepared to invite students to their facility to provide an insight into the functioning of a waste management organisation. The key requirement would be to explain the significance of science in the operation of the business.

The decision to offer our support was an easy one and we soon had visits booked.”

South and City College Birmingham Students with Haz Director Gary Perks


The first group of students visited in February 2017. They were provided with a presentation outlining the services and capabilities of Haz Environmental. The students were able to interact with staff members and site Chemists who explained scientific requirements.

Haz Internal Account Manager Leanne Halford says “The students were a really nice group of people and they showed a lot of interest. We were also pleased with the feedback from the college that they loved the visit. The next group of students are due next month, so we look forward to welcoming them.”

If you would like to know more please contact Leanne Halford on 0121 580 3055.

 

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ISO 9001:2008 Re-certification

Some of you may have noticed our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation expires 12th May 2016, so we are pleased to announce we have been audited and approved for recertification.

The audit was carried out 5th April 2016 by our auditors BSI. It was also especially satisfying to pass without a single nonconformity.

The accreditation and our quality procedures have helped us maintain a high level of service to our customers and not forgetting the hard work and professionalism of our employees.

The next stage of our accreditation will be to transition to ISO 9001:2015. The revised standard includes new requirements such as understanding the context of the organisation and top management commitment.

ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for Haz since 2010

ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for Haz since 2010

We are already well underway with our transition planning and are scheduled for external review September 16. We are very optimistic we will be successful in the transition process.

In the meantime as soon as we receive our new certificate which should be prior to 12th May 2016 we will upload it to our website for download.

Should you wish to discuss our approach to service quality please feel free to contact Gary Perks on 0121 580 3055.

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Haz Environmental Awarded Safe-contractor Re-Certification

We are pleased to announce we have recently been recertified for ongoing membership of the Safe-contractor health and safety scheme.
The effective date of our continuing certification is 12th February 2016 to 11th February 2017.

The Safe-contractor auditing process requires the applicant to provide extensive evidence of health and safety procedures to ensure a high level of health and safety competence.

Our industrial cleaning division undertakes a wide range of specialist decontamination and tank cleaning work, which requires working to detailed method statements and risk assessments to ensure a safe working environment, not just for our own operatives, but also our clients.

This is where our Safe-contractor approval can help provide peace of mind to our customers that we will operate to a high standard and assist them meet their health and safety obligations.


 

“Haz Environmental operatives working to a job specific method statement”

Our new certificate can be viewed or downloaded immediately from our website documents page. If you would like to discuss our Safe-contractor membership or any aspect of our approach to health and safety please call us on 0121 580 3055 and ask for Gary Perks.

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Haz Environmental awarded ISO 14001 Re-certification

Our ISO 14001 accreditation is an important element in how we operate and deliver our services. So we are pleased to announce we have recently been audited for re-certification and passed with flying colours.
The effective date of our continuing certification is 16th October 2015 for a further three year period.
Our original registration date was six years ago and for this entire period we have had six monthly audits by BSI and we have managed to maintain an impressive “non-conformity free” status.
This is down to us applying robust environmental procedures and remaining legally compliant. In addition all our employees recognise the importance of environmental control and our legal and moral responsibilities.
We believe our experience as an ISO 14001 accredited waste management service provider has also enabled us to help our customers gain and maintain their own accreditation to the standard.

We have provided advice on pollution prevention and assisted them to comply with waste and environmental legislation.
The new certificate will be available for download from our website in the next couple of weeks. If you would like a copy in advance please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Heatric Birmingham Upgrades Process Lines to Meet Production Demand


Haz Environmental successfully assists Heatric Birmingham in an important equipment and plant upgrade project. 
Heatric, part of Meggitt PLC is a world leader in heat exchanger manufacture and to meet increased production requirements the Company has invested heavily in new equipment at the Birmingham facility.

The project presented many challenges in decommissioning of existing plant and the requirement for specialist cleaning to make way for the new equipment. This included decontamination of “Stripper and Etch Lines and process tanks” before removal could even begin.

The decontamination process also produced hazardous waste, which was disposed in accordance with all UK legislation by Haz.
Heatric also required the decontamination work to be assessed and completed in stages, dependant on the identification of work requirements as the project progressed.

So flexibility in the range of industrial cleaning services and timing of the work was an important factor.

As a preferred supplier to the Meggitt Group, Haz Environmental was in a position to offer a complete service, through their own dedicated specialist Industrial Cleaning Division.

We were able to assess the work in stages as required and present fully integrated solutions to undertake the work safely and effectively in accordance with detailed risk assessments and method statements.

Regular site progress meetings also ensured the work remained on track.
The experience of Haz Environmental was crucial in assisting the overall completion of the project smoothly and on time.

Neil Rackham Heatric Project Manager says “We really appreciate the expertise and professionalism Haz Environmental afforded us on this project. It was a major benefit to work with a supplier who can provide so many services delivered to such a high standard”.

Andy Bragg Haz Environmental Manager says “It was very satisfying to work with a company like Heatric who hold the same values as we do for health and safety and protection of the Environment”.

If you need specialist industrial cleaning services please contact us on 0121 580 3055 or call Andy Bragg direct on 07714 524120.

 

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Liquid Waste Disposal

How to manage your liquid waste disposal

We work throughout the UK so if you are located in Birmingham or Bournemouth it’s no problem for our Liquid Waste Disposal Tanker. it has a maximum capacity of 18.000 litres and meets the ADR Specifications.

We are equipped to handle any type of liquid waste, for both hazardous and non hazardous liquid waste our tanker can provide a complete collection service. The liquids that we collect in some cases can be recycled.

That is of course depends on if you want us to take care of the disposal for you, we provide waste transfer documentation. We can work weekends so that it doesn’t interfere with your production or maintenance requirements.

If you would like to find out more about our Liquid Waste Disposal Services then please feel free to contact us.

Our waste management certifications etc can be viewed by visiting our downloads section in the header or you can click here.

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Haz Environmental honours Alstom Midlands Traincare Centre

Haz Environmental has honoured Alstom Midlands Traincare Centre for higher environmental and waste management standards.

The aspect of waste management for businesses can vary significantly for each producer. But whether you’re a multi-national corporation, medium size organisation or one-man operation the one common factor is the requirement for compliance with waste and environmental legislation.

As a waste management service provider we frequently see waste producers who are not fulfilling their “Duty of Care”. Even when we have provided good sound waste management advice, some companies simply do not listen or cannot implement effective controls for one reason or another.So to develop a successful waste management partnership with our customer Alstom Transport gives us great satisfaction.

They have demonstrated dedication and commitment to waste management for the benefit of the environment and fulfilment of “Duty of Care”.

“Barry Findlay and Paul Crowley of Alstom accepting the wall plaque from Haz Account Manager Sue Hall”

We have seen them earn and win many environmental awards; we’ve even won some with them. But as their waste management partner for the past six years we feel we are probably better placed than most to see why they have won them. They have listened, taken action, and shown commitment not just as a company but individually at all levels.

Of course this makes our job easier and for that we felt it necessary to present them with a wall plaque to show our appreciation and thank them for the experience of working at such high “Environmental and Waste Management Standards”.

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Ongoing support for “The Lullaby Trust”


The Pype Hayes Golf Club Birmingham has honoured its pledge to raise even more money for the sudden infant death charity “The Lullaby Trust”.

Following the success of the Kai Memorial Golf Tournament organised by the club back in October 13 organiser Billy Noonan pledged to hold the event annually, which is now scheduled for July.

The club thought it would be a good idea to hold an impromptu competition as an extra boost for the charity, before the main tournament.
Haz Environmental Operations Manager Paul Sullivan was one of 53 players who took part in the hastily set up charity golf competition on May 17th 2014. Each player generously contributed a fee to enter the competition, which raised a donation of £600.

Sullivan says “I would like to thank all the players for their support in entering the competition and considering it was set up so quickly the event turned out to be a great day.


“Paul and friend Billy Noonan continue to support the trust”
 

The weather was fantastic which obviously helps and of course the big success, is we were able to make the donation to the charity”
The main event “The Kai Memorial Golf Tournament” will be held at The Pype Hayes Golf Club Birmingham in July.

There will be plenty of trophies up for grabs followed by a disco and buffet in the evening.

If you would like to offer support or sponsorship Billy can be contacted by email at billy.noonan@ymail.com
 

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