Compliance Auditing Return

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June 2010

Holmes Environmental Ltd have been engaged by Manchester-based AEC Ltd. to form part of a team conducting audits of environmental, health, and safety activities for a leading US multinational organisation at two of their manufacturing facilities located in Manchester and Worcester. Rob Holmes will act as the auditor knowledgeable in environmental regulations. The multinational’s audit manager will participate in and lead the audits to achieve an audit format and final report consistent with corporate standards. One of the facilities was previously audited in mid 2007.

EMS Design & Maintenance

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April 2010 On-going

The Company has been awarded a contract to design and support the implementation of a certifiable EMS at a Hampshire based health care company which is a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. The environmental programme is currently under development.
EMS development support is being provided by WISenvironmental to a business service centre in the Isle of Wight which provides and administers specialist insurance products to the retail, manufacturing, banking and telecommunications industries.
WISenvironmental is also currently leading the design and development of a certifiable EMS for the boiler-cleaning business KRR (UK) Ltd.

Certification Audits

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2009 to March 2010

The time spent by Principal Rob Holmes on-site carrying out  ISO14001 EMS certification audits and compliance audits topped 400 hours in the 2009 to April 2010 period. The impact of the global recession on the UK economy may explain the 20% fall in auditing hours recorded in the latest period compared with statistics from 2008.

WISenvironmental Venture Goes Ahead

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Rob Holmes has accepted a Principal role at WISenvironmental a process technology and environmental consultancy which has provided practical cost-effective solutions on a wide range of environmental management and waste processing projects for more than 15 years. The company recently relocated to new offices at Loseley Park south of Guildford in autumn 2009. The company launched a new website and published a Newsletter in spring 2010.

Compliance Assurance Audit Support, Ireland

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September & December 2008 and April & June 2009

Acted on behalf of a leading global environmental consulting group as an environmental expert in 4 recent EHS Compliance Assurance audits of manufacturing plants in Ireland. The plants represented the pharmaceuticals, healthcare and food manufacturing sectors. Audits were in-depth, followed Evaluation Work Plans and lasted up to 5 days on each site.

Company Director Approved as AJA Lead Auditor

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Rob Holmes has been approved as a Lead Auditor for EMS with Bristol-based UKAS accredited Certification Body AJA Registrars Ltd. AS part of AJA’s competence assessment he took part in a witnessed 2-day ISO 14001:2004 Stage 2 (Initial) Audit of a regional construction firm and 3 active construction sites in East Anglia in May 2009.