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Cook Compression Ellesmere Port Earns Achilles UVDB Qualification

Cook Compression Ellesmere Port is proud to have achieved Achilles UVDB qualification to supply products and services associated with condition monitoring and reciprocating compressors. While Cook Compression has long been listed by Achilles, they pursued this augmented qualification as a utilities supplier to demonstrate their commitment to the highest standards in health and safety, compliance, and corporate social responsibility. UVDB is a vendor database that supports qualification by carrying out high-level audits, thus providing customers with increased confidence in the capabilities of the vendor.

The two-day audit performed as part of the Cook Compression Ellesmere Port qualification placed particular emphasis on site safety. With more than 1,500 days without a recordable incident, the Ellesmere Port facility is proud of its robust safety culture. Through continuous training and engagement, employees have developed an acute awareness of risks and hazards. Facility personnel systematically perform risk assessments and safety reviews, in addition to implementing improvements identified through safety behavioural observation (SBO) audits.

The standards for Achilles UVDB qualification provide a more in-depth audit than those set by OHSAS 18001:2007 and are more akin to the type of audit experienced at the OEM level. The auditor commented that the facility did exceptionally well for a first-time audit. Of particular note were the electronic behaviour based safety (EBBS) system recently implemented across Cook Compression and its parent group Dover Precision Components; the Ellesmere Port facility’s Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) database supported by Alcumus; and the facility’s Tier 3 plant review board.

The new status as an Achilles UVDB-qualified supplier gives customers added certainty that Cook Compression Ellesmere Port meets the highest standards, and it will allow Cook Compression to develop new opportunities that confirm their standing as an integrated service provider for UK aftermarket customers.

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