The DRA certification scheme has been established by the Danish Rental Association.
The DRA certification is based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. It is tailored to equipment rental companies, which are required to comply with procedures and standards for quality management, environmental management and occupational health and safety. Certification and audit procedures are performed by the Danish independent auditor, Force Technology.Quality management
Rental companies typically focus on energy consumption of equipment and buildings, general resource consumption and handling of hazardous waste and. The certified companies must set up procedures that ensure that goods and services procured are environmental-policy compliant. Clear and unambiguous emergency response plans must be available in the event of environmental incidents. The objective of environmental management is to ensure a high degree of responsibility and ethics with respect to resource consumption and the environment, as well as to reduce the company’s resource consumption and environmental impact as much as possible.
Health and safety
The third element of the DRA certification concerns occupational health and safety of the rental business. Management must ensure the establishment of an occupational health and safety organisation in accordance with the rules of the Danish Working Environment Authority. In addition, an emergency response plan must be set up, addressing the risk of, as a minimum, accidents, fire, gas leaks, explosions and pollution. At least once a year, emergency drills must be held to ensure that the employees at all times know how to respond in the event of accidents. The occupational health and safety management of an equipment hire business must also comprise procedures for the handling of chemicals, a smoking policy and a guarantee that the relevant protection equipment is always available to the employees.
Recommended by the Danish Construction Association
DRA certification is recommended by the Danish Construction Association – as the certification contributes to improving quality, safety, the environment and occupational health and safety in the construction industry. Choosing a DRA certified supplier is the safe choice – in terms of quality, safety and the environment.
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