Compliance and standards

10/10/2023 9:35:00 AM
In this heavy industry, producing specialist vehicles requires hands-on engineering. The safety of our processes and our products is paramount. Quality is critical. Compliance is essential.

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Dennis Eagle adopts and operates within a broad range of standards, regulations, strategies, acts and guidelines, which amount to more than 200 in total covering the environment, health and safety, conformity of production, vehicle type approval (including all vehicle emission legislation) and all employment law requirements.

In addition, there are policies in place which surpass the basic requirement in the areas of pay (including real living wage accreditation), leave, holiday and pension contributions.

We aim for all our people managers to be appropriately trained in the areas of employment rights, employee relations, equality and modern slavery to better support their interaction with people.

Among the key compliances and standards we work to are:


European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA)

This process ensures vehicles meet relevant environmental, safety and security standards before they ever reach the market.

All our new models are rigorously tested to ensure they are safe, efficient, durable and meet all environmental, safety and security standards required of them. They are all given WVTA before they go to the market.


UK Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations

These regulations also apply to RCV bodies. All our vehicles’ bodies are compliant with these regulations for both Great Britain and Northern Ireland before they are placed into those markets.


European Machinery Directive

This directive from the EU in 2006 ensures that all machinery is safe and standards harmonised across the EU. It still applies to machinery in the UK after Brexit and it applies to the bodies of RCVs.

All our vehicles’ bodies are designed and manufactured to be safe and are compliant with the European Machinery Directive.


Declaration of Incorporation of Partly Completed Machinery

A Certificate of Conformity is issued with every Terberg Matec UK bin lift. This is in line with UK Government guidelines relating to the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008.

It also complies with the UK directive on Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 and the UK standards: BS EN 1501-1 + A1 (2015), BS EN1501-5 (2011), BS EN 60204-1 and BS EN ISO 13849-1/2.


Elsewhere around the world

As Dennis Eagle enters new markets around the world, we ensure all parts of our vehicles and fully compliant with the relevant regulations in those territories.


ISO: 14001 (Environmental)

This is the international standard that assesses our environmental management systems. Dennis Eagle is fully certified to have achieved ISO: 14001 (Environmental) standards.


ISO: 14001 (Environmental)

This international standard demonstrates our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. Dennis Eagle is fully certified to have achieved ISO: 9001 (Quality) standards.


Investors in People

Dennis Eagle has been awarded the IiP Silver accreditation, one of the highest levels of accreditation within the Investors in People framework.