ETM achieves new occupational health and safety accreditation


A Bristol recycling company is celebrating after achieving ISO 45001 accreditation. ETM Recycling Limited has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 45001: 2018, the new international standard for occupational health and safety.

The new management system has replaced the OHSAS 18001, which ETM previously had in place, and enables an organisation to provide safe and healthy working conditions, prevent work-related injury and ill health, and continually improve its occupational health and safety performance.

The standard was developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts and follows other management system approaches such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.

Amy McCormack, Director of Bristol-based ETM Recycling, said: “We are delighted to have achieved ISO 45001 accreditation as it puts us in an elite category of businesses and the level of excellence is internationally recognised.

“Our staff are hugely important to us, so it is vital that we provide them with a safe place to work. ISO 45001 accreditation is also about being proactive about health and safety and continuous improvement, which we strive for at ETM Recycling.

Part of the ETM Group, ETM Recycling offers waste management, recycling and skip hire from a fully equipped waste transfer centre at Ashton Vale in Bristol. The Group, which is also made up of ETM Contractors, has also achieved ISO 45001 standard.

“Achieving ISO 45001 across the whole group has been important as it creates a consistency throughout ETM that is built around best practices,” said Amy. “It has been a great effort from everyone involved and we are excited to be at the forefront of this new accreditation.”

It rounded off a great 2018 for the company, having achieved a 35% increase in turnover for the year, and having been appointed on a three-year deal by Bristol Sport to handle all Ashton Gate stadium’s waste.

And it’s set to be an even better year for ETM Recycling in 2019, with its new £4million state-of-the-art zero waste to landfill recycling facility set to open in April. The new facility will double the amount of waste the company can process, as well as increasing efficiency and effectiveness.

Amy added: “It really is an exciting time at ETM Recycling and we are looking to grow even further this year. The ISO 45001 accreditation is another feather in our cap and will contribute to us moving forward in the future, and 2019 is going to be a great year for ETM.”


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