Fabrication Company Retains ISO:14001 Environmental Standard

Following a 2-day audit leading North East precision metal fabrication company Hydram Sheet Metalwork has retained the ISO:14001 Environmental Standard which it has held since 2010.

World class metal fabrication company

Conforming to the standard can lead to benefits such as reduced cost of waste management, savings in consumption of energy and materials, and lower distribution costs.  The standard is an integral part of Hydram’s business plan and works around four main objectives: to prevent pollution to water, land and air from the site; to monitor and reduce carbon footprint; to reduce the amount of packaging used and to reduce the amount of waste produced, diverting as much as possible away from landfill for reuse and recycling.

Energy efficient manufacturing company

SHE Manager Andrew Robertson highlighted several major projects that proved Hydram’s commitment to continuous improvement.  “Over the last year we have replaced two CO2 laser systems with solid-state fiber technology.  The new machines are more energy efficient and use less fluorinated greenhouse gases in their cooling systems,” he said.

The company has recently completed a project to replace all its low frequency fluorescent lighting tubes, most recently making use of LED fittings.  All areas of the factory are now fitted with occupancy sensors, so that lights are only switched on when required.  “We have recently introduced a new management program to monitor and maintain our compressed air system for leaks,” Andrew said.  “We are always on the lookout for ways to save energy and in doing so we can reduce our carbon footprint and save money.”

Auditor James Winter commented, “Hydram continues to fulfil the requirements of the standard and audit criteria identified within the audit report and it is deemed that the management system continues to achieve its intended outcomes.”

Leading sheet metal fabrication supplier

Hydram Sheet Metalwork is a leading supplier of sheet metal components, assemblies and light fabrications to customers throughout the UK.  The leading fabrication company provides the full range of subcontract engineering services, including laser cutting, sheet metal bending, sheet metal fabrication, powder coating and assembly.  Hydram supplies components and sheet metal fabrications to market leading companies in industries such as railway, bus and coachbuilding, rail location cases, HVAC equipment components and earth-moving machinery.

Hydram – the precision sheet metal fabrication company.

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