Ace Waste is fully licensed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (Permit EPPR00429913) and the Victorian Environmental Protection Agency (11546) to carry out its collection and disposal services.
Ace Waste clients have peace of mind that their clinical waste is being collected, transported and disposed of in a safe and environmentally compliant manner.
Ace Waste’s Quality Assurance System provides a structure at the organisational level, which encompasses common corporate policies, licensing, regulations, legislation for both Queensland and Victoria, and administrative guidelines and describes process responsibilities and operational controls within the Company.
The following requirements are covered in the Quality Assurance System:
- Compliance with ISO9001:2015 Quality Management Standard (QMS)
- Compliance with ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management Standard
- Compliance with BS OHSAS 18001:2007 & AS/NZS 4801:2001
- Guidance as described in ISO9004:2009 (Managing for the Sustained Success of an Organisation).
- Risk Management guidelines compatible with AS/NZS 31000:2009 (Risk Management Standard).
To facilitate ‘best practice’, the Quality Assurance System caters for quality management, continuous improvement, Work Health and Safety, administrative and risk considerations, as applicable to the context and scope of Ace Waste operations.
Within Ace Waste organisational performance is recognised as a vital aspect of the management of quality, necessary to maintain commercial viability.
The intention and application of the eight Quality Management Principles, as described in ISO9000:2006 (Quality Management Systems – Fundamentals and Vocabulary) are recognised by Ace Waste management as fundamental for delivering continual organisational performance.
Through its membership of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) Ace Waste keeps abreast of relevant new legislation and legislative changes which affect the provision of waste management services.
Services provided by Ace Waste comply with all relevant Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND WATER RESOURCES
Both of our sites have been approved under Section 46A of the Quarantine Act 1908 as places where goods subject to Quarantine may be treated.
Ace Waste works closely with Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and our clients to ensure that all requirements are met. Ace Waste is also able to report directly to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources that client’s waste has been destroyed – this means clients do not have to worry about following up notification.
DRUGS, POISONS AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Ace Waste holds for Victoria a Permit to Purchase Or otherwise Obtain Poisons Or Controlled Substances for Industrial, Educational Or Research Purposes (Permit No. 27209697).
Our approval by Health and Protection Directorate of the Queensland Government is here.
CODE OF PRACTICE
As a member of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) Ace Waste has adopted the Code of Practice for the Management of Clinical and Related Wastes (6th Edition).