O’Donovan sets record for safety recognition

By Leila Steed23 May 2023

O’Donovan Waste Disposal has become the first waste management specialist in the United Kingdom to company to achieve the ISO 39001 certification for road traffic safety for the fifth consecutive year.

Three of O'Donovan's skiploaders O’Donovan, which last year became a susbsidiary of Sortera, operates a fleet of over 100 heavy vehicles. (PHOTO: O’Donovan)

Issued by the British Standards Institution (BSI), the ISO evaluates the systems companies use to maintain road safety and aims to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic incidents.  

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director at O’Donovan Waste Disposal, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that we are the first dedicated waste management company to achieve the ISO 39001 certification from BSI for the fifth consecutive year.

“This strongly demonstrates our ongoing dedication to the welfare and safety of all road users as well as our own drivers. We continue to prioritise safety and the highest working standards across all areas of our business, ensuring our operations not only meet necessary requirements but that they exceed the statutory regulations.”

To retain its ISO accreditation, O’Donovan had to demonstrate “comprehensive safety systems” and consistent operational processes, as well as implement clear safety objectives and action plans that meet the standard’s criteria.

The company, which just last week introduced a new wellbeing and wellness training programme for its staff, says its “huge focus on road safety” has also led it to secure gold status for the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) for the 12th year running. 

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