Refrigeration Costan: Other Certifications
By strictly following the guidelines dictated by the philosophy of the Group, Costan achieved the CE Certification for its new range of coldrooms, as a guarantee of rigorous control over the components and raw materials employed.
Costan's coldrooms have been awarded the HACCP, Food Safety Programme certification. A prestigious qualification certifying that the products are planned, manufactured and installed in full compliance with the evaluation standards of the HACCP method (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) applied to all activities which directly or indirectly have repercussions on food safety.
Another important goal for Costan has been the PED certification (Pressure Equipment Directive) for refrigeration systems and installations. The purpose of the PED (97/23/EEC) Directive is to coordinate national legislations of the member States as regards the valuation of the project, the production, the inspection and testing as well as the compliance of pressure equipment and systems against pre-established safety benchmarks. The directive concerns products, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, steam generators, boilers, industrial piping systems, safety devices and pressure accessories.
At the beginning of 2015, the site of Limana received OHSAS 18001 certification (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series), the international standard for the permanent improvement of occupational health and safety regulations.
This achievement is part of a "safety and environmental program", that is strongly supported by the Epta group of Companies and that is already under way.