Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Environcom wins second award for 2016 at Grantham

    5 star FlagsThe Environcom group, based at Spittlegate Level in Grantham are pleased to announce the company has achieved a five star grading from its Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council.

    Awarded on the 6th of June, 2016, the Grantham facility underwent a detailed, quantified and objective evaluation of its occupational health and safety management system.

    The audit measured our performance against a number of key safety management indicators and achieved the highest rating.

    The British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit provides organisations with a worldwide benchmark of their safety management systems against current best practice to enable continual improvement.

    The Audit specification was revised in 2013 to include performance measurements in two additional safety management indicators (Leadership and Continuous Improvement) which are continually assessed, alongside other indicators, throughout the audit process.

    Within the revised audit, the British Safety Council has placed a greater emphasis on the organisation’s approach to occupational health, employee wellbeing, safety culture, allocation of resources to health and safety and planning for change; all of which are considered important best practice factors.

    Mr Cris Stephenson, Managing Director of Environcom, said: “I am delighted with the outcome of this award and the other 5 star audits at our Environcom sites in Birmingham and North Wales. This award is a huge credit to all our staff. The British Safety Council 5 star award clearly shows all our commitment to continued safety improvement, throughout the Environcom organisation, and is in addition to the International safety award for 2016 which was gained by the Environcom Grantham site in March this year”.

  • General Manager - Grantham Site

    Carl SylvesterCongratulations to Carl Sylvester, on his promotion to General Manager at the Grantham Site.

    Carl joined Environcom on 1st April 2015 as Group Transport Manager after a career in Transport and Logistics Management for 16 years.  He started off as a Warehouse Operative, and gained knowledge as a HGV1 Driver for 11 years at management level.

    Carl accepted the opportunity to take on the role of General Manager for the Grantham Site and is now responsible for everything to do with reuse, recycling, engineering and transport.

  • Fire at Stourbridge Site - Business as usual


    ENVIRONCOM - Open for Business

    We would like to thank the West Midlands Fire Service for their prompt and effective response to the incident which occurred in the yard at our West Midlands Site. Site controls ensured that all employees were evacuated quickly and safely and no damage was sustained to the operating machinery and site.  We regret the disruption and damage this caused to third parties on Sunday and are working with the fire service to understand the cause of the fire.

    Environcom West Midlands remains open for business.   For specific enquiries please contact our Grantham Head Office on 0844 736 0071

    8th August 2016


  • Grantham Journal News Article - Major fire exercise held at recycling plant

    Fire engine

    By Graham Newton

    Published 15:19 Wednesday 06 July 2016

    A major exercise was held on Monday in Grantham involving the emergency and support services.

    The exercise was held at recycling plant Environcom on Spittlegate Level on Monday.

    Firefighters at the emergency exercise at Environcom in Grantham.

    A site tour was provided by Environcom management before a major table top exercise was undertaken at Grantham fire station, involving Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire County Council, the Environment Agency, the Health and Safety Executive and members of the Anglian Water Emergency response team, based at the Salt March Water treatment and pumping facility.

    At 7pm Environcom provided the backdrop for fire crews in the mock incident, involving a large fire in the workshops and surrounding area, and a simulated rescue of casualties.

    In response to the incident, the Environcom site’s own fire and emergency response tender was supported by senior fire officers and crews from Grantham, Donnington, Bourne and Corby Glen.

    Fire Crew

    At the height of the exercise a total of six fire appliances and a hose-laying support vehicle from Lincoln fire station, attended together with 30 fire officers and senior officers. Smoke generators were used to create a realistic situation.

    One of the key factors of the exercise was aimed at supplying sufficient water to Spittlegate Level to fight a major fire. Lincolnshire Fire Service working with Anglian Water, drew water from the River Witham.

    An Environcom spokesperson said: “It was a tremendous test for our crews and certainly gave us an opportunity to learn valuable lessons from this event. We are very pleased to be working directly with Lincolnshire Fire Service, and feel the exercise raised the standards of our facility. We at Environcom value the advice and expertise of the fire service, and the outcome should stand as a testament to local neighbours and community, that at Environcom, the safety of our employees and local area residents is of paramount importance.”

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Deputy Divisional Commander Andy Ford, said he would like to thank the Management and staff at Environcom for allowing access to the premises in order to both test and validate response plans in the unlikely event of an emergency at the site. He said: “We have been working closely with the site management over many months to plan and facilitate the multi-agency table top exercise involving our many partners and it is a credit to the company for their openness and willingness to participate in the multi-agency response planning.

    “Our local fire crews who attended the site were faced with a heavily smoke-logged workshop building and carried out a simulated rescue of a number of missing personnel assisted by the on-site fire team. The exercise provided realistic training and an invaluable experience for our firefighters to deal with an incident at the site, secure adequate water supplies in the event of a fire and ultimately mitigate the impact on the surrounding community to ensure minimal disruption for both local communities and business.”

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