Location: Cyclife UK Ltd is located on a three-hectare nuclear licensed site in Cumbria, in the North West of England.
Cyclife UK, Workington facility
The Cyclife MRF (Metal Recycling Facility) is designed to support the United Kingdom’s Low-Level Waste Strategy. It is a nuclear licensed site and environmentally permitted facility that is regulated by the ONR (Office for Nuclear Regulation) and the EA (Environment Agency).
The site has an assurance program that covers all aspects of safety, health, environment, quality and security that monitors all aspects of the business operations.
Because all our stakeholders - customers, regulators, employees and the public Cyclife`s number one priority is to ensure that radioactive waste will be managed to the highest standards of safety and environmental protection.
Quality Certificates and policies
Cyclife is certified to the International Standards for Quality, Safety and Environment:
- ISO 14001:2015
- ISO 45001:2018
- ISO 9001:2015
A single certificate is issued by our UKAS accredited body, LRQA: Cyclife International Standards Certificate Cyclife Tax Strategy 2019 in the UK
Health and Safety SHEQS
Nuclear Safety, Security, Industrial Safety and Occupational Health are an absolute priority and we will maintain an appropriate level of security at our facilities.
We have a goal of ZERO harm and ZERO adverse effects, to achieve this we will apply our vision to all that we do and operate to an appropriate Standard and Culture. Cyclife recognises that superior Quality, Health, Safety, Environment and Security (QHSE&S) performance is necessary for excellence in business performance. Cyclife has established an integrated QHSE&S Policy statement signed by the Managing director and reviewed by the board which details our commitments.
Cyclife has received the RoSPA Presidents Award for Health and Safety. This is awarded following 14 consecutive years of Gold Award. Cyclife has also been awarded Disability Confident Employer :
Environmental Permit and Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC)
Cyclife operators to an Environmental Permit (ZB3335DP) issued by the Environment Agency. With the permit the Environment Agency issues a supporting document (Compilation of Environment Agency Requirements - CEAR) which places additional conditions on Cyclife. The Permit and associated CEAR enables Cyclife to operate and Cyclife has established comprehensive arrangements to ensure compliance.
One of these arrangements is the Cyclife WAC. This document establishes detailed criteria for the acceptance and treatment of metallic and other wastes by Cyclife at the MRF. All wastes are subject to a Waste Acceptance Review (WAR) where waste is reviewed against Normal Operating Parameters (NOPs); these parameters are simple, usable and provide a robust basis for identifying metals that are treatable by Cyclife. Where waste is outside NOPs the WAR will consider acceptance and treatment in greater details.