The SQAS allows the chemical industry to assess in a uniform way the environmental, safety and quality criteria applied by the logistics operators that hires, in particular road carriers, terminals, tank washing stations, among others.
In 1994, CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council) presented the SQAS block to certification bodies after having carried out a pilot program.
SQAS has multiple advantages, both for the logistics service provider and companies in the chemical sector:
An independent entity carries out the SQAS assessment. It does not lead to a certificate but to an objective, data-based report that each chemical company will evaluate according to its requirements.
Although SQAS does not guarantee the safety and quality of the supplier’s service, it does offer a mechanism to evaluate continuous improvement. The system provides directly to the supplier useful information on the strengths and weaknesses observed during the assessment. Furthermore, after examining the evaluation results by the chemical company, it can “feedback” to the service provider, thus creating or strengthening the foundations of a true partnership with advantages for both.
Companies in the transport sector face multiple problems when applying SQAS:
There are different types of SQAS evaluations depending on the activity of the organisation
OAK designs and establishes Safety and Quality Assessment Systems (SQAS) that provide solutions:
The development of Safety and Quality Assessment Systems (SQAS) is essential in any company related to the transport of chemical substances and preparations that wants to have a competitive position.
Our mission is to make complicated projects simple. Our experience in the improvement and standardisation sector makes the establishment of the SQAS questionnaire requirements easy and acceptable for the organisation, that CEFIC requirements are met and inspection by the authorised body is feasible (Aenor, Lloyd’s Register…).
After inspection by the CEFIC authorised body, a detailed report with quantitative assessment is provided. Valid for three years.