In November, Dove Holes Quarry received the external auditor from CPC for the annual audit of the aggregate operations. He looked at all aspects of the site, the road and rail loading operations, the quarrying itself, technical, maintenance, training and the distribution via the weighbridge. Over the course of the day he interviewed many people about what they do and how they control quality.
Barry Mottershead, Plant Technician, commented: “We have just had the report back from CPC and they found no non-conformities and no observations. This is a tremendous performance for an operation the size of Dove Holes and I am pretty sure it’s the first time it has happened. It is a deserved reward for the hard work of the Dove Holes Team over the past year, from the top down, and something to be proud of. The auditor went away impressed with the attitude on site and was full of praise for the progress we have made since 2014.
“Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten” – Aldo Gucci
“Quality is not an act, it is a habit” – Aristotle
All the great champions of quality talk about continually reviewing what you do.
To this end the Team at Dove Holes will continue to look for areas where we can make improvements to our system and culture, so we can repeat this excellent result in 2016. Thank you to everyone who made this result possible”.