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WJ Components

WJ Group achieves Highway Sector 4 Scheme approval

By April 14, 2011 July 10th, 2019 No Comments

WJ Components has achieved Highway Sector 4 Scheme approval. The timber treatment side of the company has also recently received the ISO9001 quality management system accreditation, reflecting our team’s commitment to superior quality and attention to detail.

By achieving Highway Sector 4 Scheme approval, contractors can rest assured that the timber sourced from us is treated to British industry standards. The timber is safe to use and will stand the test of time as required by the Highways Agency.
We worked throughout 2010 to achieve the accreditations and it was a whole team effort, as Mark Eggleston, Managing Director of WJ Components explains: “Quality is extremely important in our industry. Our customers must be confident that their timber has been treated properly otherwise it won’t last as long as it should. This is why we worked hard to achieve IS09001 accreditation, to reassure our customers that we have a strong focus on quality.

“Our Highway Sector 4 Scheme approval will also strengthen our position in the industry and set us aside from competitors. Contractors will now have a wider choice of suppliers from which to purchase their timber and they will also know that quality standards have been met.”

In order to achieve Highway Sector 4 Scheme approval for the treatment of timber, treatment facilities must operate an ISO9001 quality management system. They must also employ a plant operator that has achieved NVQ Level 2 in wood preservation and is listed on the National Register of NVQ qualified treatment plant operators. This is managed by the Wood Protection Association on behalf of UKAS.

Our accreditations follow the successful launch of Firestop in March 2010, an innovative fire retardant timber treatment and we are the only timber treatment facility to offer Firestop throughout the UK.