OHSAS 18001: Passed Stage 1

We are very pleased and proud to announce that Lanz Group has  successfully passed Stage 1 in our pursuit of OHSAS 18001 certification. This advanced and rigorous certification process is demonstrative of our commitment to and focus on occupational health and safety management.

OHSAS 18001

Lanz Group is pursuing OHSAS 18001 certification

The OHSAS 18001 process reviews our management system processes and documentation, ensuring that, as a leading waste management company serving the Thames Valley, were are in step with the strict standards of the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series.

The Stage 1 review investigates the following safety protocols and systems:

  • How effective our systems are in identifying hazards
  • The manner in which we have assessed the associated risks
  • How we plan the necessary control measures and improvement objectives together with the associated management programmes

The Stage 1 for OHSAS 18001 process also aims to identify any weakness or omissions in our system that may have to be addressed and amended.

When asked about the amount of effort and energy that goes into OHSAS certification, Lanz Group’s Managing Director, Doug Hepsworth, offered the following:

“Proper health and safety in the work place – especially in the waste management industry – requires a lot of time and resources. At Lanz Group, we are dedicated to the highest safety standards. We are ready, willing and eager to do what it takes to achieve OHSAS 18001 certification.”

Progressing Towards OHSAS 18001: Stage 2

As spring rolls into summer, we will continue to prepare for the Stage 2 audit. Stage 2 is the final step of the process. Our current aim is to successfully complete the audit process and achieve full accreditation for OHSAS 18001 later this year.

More information about OHSAS 18001 is available at the following:


If you would like more information about Lanz Group’s health and safety practices, we invite you to contact us directly.

CLOCS: Focused on Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety

Deeply committed to the safety not only of it own drivers and staff, Lanz Group takes the safety of other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians on the road very seriously. To that end, our leading waste management company has been diligently working on a new health and safety project called CLOCS.

CLOCS: Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety

CLOCS: Construction Logistics and Cyclist SafetyCLOCS is an acronym Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety. The safety system emphasises looking out for vulnerable road users. CLOCS aims to achieve a visionary change in the way the construction industry manages work-related road risk. This is being achieved through three industry-led avenues:

  • Improving vehicle safety through design and manufacture of safer new vehicles and fitment of appropriate safety equipment to existing vehicles;
  • Address the safety imbalance in the construction industry through ensuring road safety is considered as important as on-site health and safety;
  • Encouraging the wider adoption of best practice across the construction logistics industry.

This standard has been developed for the construction logistics industry managing work-related road risk. This programme also represents a united response to road safety across the industry and should install greater social responsibility with an aim to save lives.

More information about CLOCS is online at http://www.clocs.org.uk.

Implementing CLOCS Safety Across the Waste Management Fleet


A Lanz Group grab lorry with CLOCS safety equipment

The Managing Director of Lanz Group, Douglas Hepsworth, takes CLOCS very seriously. He and his team have begun installing the new safety equipment across its expansive fleet of skip hire lorries, tippers, Roll On Roll Offs, road sweepers and more. The new safety features include:

  • Vulnerable road user stickers
  • Side under-run protection on both sides
  • Audible alert for vehicles turning left
  • Blind spot minimisation mirror
  • Front side and reversing cameras (which record data for 3 days)

The update of the Lanz Group fleet is expected to be complete within the next few weeks.

Committed to Safety

As a waste management and skip hire company based in Slough, Berkshire, and serving the entire Thames Valley, Lanz Group has long been dedicated to safety and capital investment in equipment. To learn more about our safety practices, or to enquire about our waste management and recycling services, please ring us directly on 01753 682005.