The TruckSafe industry safety accreditation program has a new accredited member, Formula Chemicals (NSW).
Formula Chemicals is one of Australia’s largest, privately owned chemical companies. Founded in 1973, Formula Chemicals provides a wide range of industrial and water treatment chemicals to clients from Albury to Taree.
Leigh Smart, the Director of Formula Chemicals, said the company philosophy has always been to directly service customers using the Formula Chemicals fleet in as safe a manner as possible.
“Safety is of major concern to us – the chemicals we deal with can be dangerous if handled incorrectly, so we make sure we keep up to date with all the latest training and regulations,” Mr Smart said.
“For example, all our trucks are specially designed to contain any spill in the event of an accident, are tracked by GPS, and replaced once they are three years old.
“Joining TruckSafe is one of the ways we go above and beyond the requirements of the law. Although the Formula Chemicals fleet is already NHVAS and RMS Clean Fleet accredited, the TruckSafe program gives us procedures and guidance to make our safety management systems top of the line.
“Our highest priority is keeping our drivers, customers, community and environment safe and healthy. TruckSafe helps us make sure we put safety first.”
The Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, congratulated Formula Chemicals for taking steps to become one of Australia’s safest trucking operators.
“If you use a TruckSafe accredited business, you know you’re dealing with a safe, professional operator,” Mr St Clair said.
“Transporting dangerous goods is an area that requires great care and attention to detail, and it’s great to see a company like Formula Chemicals taking their responsibilities so seriously.”