Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Shipping Hazchem Goods Requires Logistic Providers to have Freight Terminal Inspections

DSV Achieve Required Safety Standards Once Again
Shipping News Feature

UK – These days success in business, whether it be freight transport or manufacturing buttons, depends often on qualifications and certification of benchmark standards which is why global logistics company, DSV Road was pleased to announce this week that it has once again achieved SQAS (Safety and Quality Assessment System) at its site in Manchester. SQAS is a system to evaluate a number of areas of concern for shipping service providers and chemical distributors. The assessment takes place over a two day period and includes a site inspection by an external assessor.

This is the second time DSV Road Limited’s Manchester facility has been assessed, as SQAS requires all sites to be reassessed every three years. The Manchester site is the company’s fourth facility, following Purfleet, Birmingham and Bristol, to have been through the prestigious SQAS process. Pez Hargreaves, DGSA/SHEQ Officer, DSV Road Limited, said:

“Our Manchester office handles a variety of chemicals and hazardous goods, ranging from Class 1 Explosive Substances and Articles, to Class 9 Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles. By achieving SQAS certification our customers are re-assured that our IT systems, policy documents and business procedures have been assessed by an internationally recognised body and are fit for purpose."