DE-ICE ACHIEVES ISO 9001 AND ISO 14001 REGISTRATION FROM
THE BRITISH ASSESSMENT BUREAU
– Winter risk management specialist attains dual certification –
De-Ice, one of the UK’s longest-established and leading winter gritting and snow clearance specialists, has achieved the internationally recognised ISO9001, and ISO14001 standards, establishing it as one of the leaders in its field.
This independent assessments were conducted by the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau and together they demonstrate De-Ice’s commitment to customer service and quality in delivery, as well as its management around environmental impacts.
De-Ice has now earned the right to display the coveted British Assessment Bureau ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification marks, to demonstrate its conformance to the standards.
ISO 9001 was first introduced in 1987 and requires organisations to demonstrate that they do what they say they do and that they have a quality management system in place to ensure consistency and improvement; leading to high levels of performance and customer satisfaction. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.
ISO 14001:2004 was first introduced in 1996 as a British Standard and requires organisations to have an environmental policy and action plan to manage their impact on their environment. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.
De-Ice has shown that it has good service reliability and process controls, which means lower costs for its customers.
Vicky Lopez, co-founder and director at De-Ice, said: “We are proud to have achieved the dual certifications, and believe they underline our commitment to our customers and our focus on quality and the environment.
“Given we operate during often very treacherous conditions, it is vital that we carry out service on behalf of our clients – to ensure their sites remain safe and operational. Equally, we need to ensure that this work has been done to the best of our ability, and that the team pays real attention to detail. And, at all times, we always have our environmental impact in mind.”
The benefits of certification to the standards include:-
Streamlining an organisation’s procedures.
Bringing consistency to an organisation’s service delivery.
Reducing cost and rework.
Improving an organisation’s management practices.
Lower insurance premiums.
De-Ice is one of the UK’s longest-established and leading winter gritting and snow clearance specialists. The company provides winter maintenance services, helping to keep businesses, hospitals, schools and retail outlets safe and open during extreme weather. De-Ice is focused on ensuring customers’ sites are made safe and remain open during periods of adverse weather.