Transport and logistics company DSV has achieved SQAS, a safety and quality assessment for companies working with chemicals and dangerous goods, for its fourth UK site.
DSV Tamworth has joined the company’s depots in Purfleet, Manchester and Bristol in gaining the prestigious certification, which customers are increasingly demanding.
The SQAS (Safety and Quality Assessment System) is based on Health, Safety, Environment, Quality and Security and looks at a company’s systems, policies, documentation and business procedures. The assessment is over a two day period and includes a site inspection by an external assessor.
DSV Tamworth’s Head of Region, Huw Williams, says: "This certification helps us ensure we achieve best practice and document exactly what procedures we follow."
The office handles a variety of chemicals and hazardous goods, including flammable liquids for the automotive industry, chemicals for detergents and flame retardants. Most of the products are manufactured in the UK and exported to the rest of Europe.
DSV Road is part of the DSV Group – a global supplier of transport and logistics solutions. DSV Road’s General Manager for SHEQ Victoria Beale says: "We hope that this assessment will lead to continued and new business in this area."
The SQAS scheme was devised by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC). Each assessment certificate and report is stored in a central database which can be accessed by a company’s potential and existing business partners.