Lincoln Energy from Waste site achieves internationally recognised quality mark

16 Nov 2015 10:47

Auditors have praised procedures at Lincoln Energy from Waste (EfW) site as it achieved an internationally recognised quality mark.

The British Standards Institute (BSI) awarded BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certification to the site for health and safety management following an intensive audit of the company’s procedures.

In practical terms, this means policies and procedures at the site are recognised by an accredited industry body as being first rate, helping to ensure all of the 33 staff, along with any visitors and contractors, are kept safe.

A report by the BSI said there was “a strong drive to improve and to continually improve the relatively new site” within the management team, adding the site was clean and tidy.”

Paul Stokes, Head of SHEQ at FCC Environment said: “Here at FCC Environment we always aim for the highest possible standards.

“The BSI help companies to do that through their work in shaping policies and procedures and auditing companies’ performance against them.

“This certification is, therefore, a real statement of FCC Environment’s commitment to excellent performance and reducing risk to both our staff and visitors.

“I would like to congratulate all of our team in Lincoln for their hard work in achieving this certification.”

FCC Environment operates three EfW sites across the UK in Lincoln, Nottingham and Allington in Kent with the company now focusing on materials recycling and the recovery of renewable energy as it moves away from landfill waste disposal.

Three other sites are also currently in development.

During the EfW process, waste material is burnt to generate steam which is, in turn, used to generate electricity and heat to supply nearby homes and businesses. 

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