It’s celebration time for Masters Logistical, who have been awarded BRCGS Accreditation for storage and distribution
May 27, 2021
Masters Logistical offer 3PL warehousing & distribution services, collecting from across Cambridgeshire and East Anglia and delivering throughout the UK.
BRCGS is a market-leading brand and consumer protection organisation that helps build confidence in the supply chain, their Global Standards for Storage and Distribution set the benchmark for good working practices and helps to assure customers their products are stored safely, legally and in a quality environment.
Already ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered, it was only natural that Masters should apply to BRCGS to gain their certified accreditation which provides the customers of those certified with complete peace of mind and the assurance that the supplier consistently works to a very high standard.
Masters were accredited by BRCGS this month, their experience and diligence enabling them to achieve accreditation on their first attempt.
Managing Director Paul Upton is delighted with the outcome: “We are extremely pleased to have achieved the BRCGS accreditation; this will allow our business to continue its growth with controlled and audited procedures. BRCGS accreditation allows us to venture into new sectors with the knowledge that we offer the highest industry standards.”
To gain this accreditation, Masters were assessed against the following eight critical criteria:
1.Management commitment measures to demonstrate that senior management is committed to achieving high standards of product safety and quality and looking for continuous improvement.
2. Hazard and risk analysis to identify hazards that may affect product safety or quality and ensure controls are in place to reduce or eliminate the risks.
3. Quality Management System – This requires a documented system of working and effective management of purchasing and customer contracts.
4. Site and building standards – This covers the conditions and layout of the Storage Warehouses and also looks at elements such as security.
5. Vehicle operating standards sets requirements for the actual vehicles and includes temperature controls, vehicle security and the physical condition of the vehicles.
6. Facility Management – This requires management of both storage and vehicles and includes cleaning, pest control, maintenance, and waste disposal.
7. Good Operating Practices sets requirements for the operation of the warehouse with sections on receipt of goods, product handling, stock rotation and release procedures.
8. Personnel Training requirements and expectations on personal hygiene.
While Masters have always upheld these standards, they are delighted that such a high-profile and independent, third-party assessment body has judged them to be of such high quality.