If you are looking for a Hazardous Waste Consignment Note template or even a Duty of Care Note template then it could be worth your while considering what a good template would look like.
Or even… what would the ultimate Hazardous Waste Consignment Note look like?
Now you could head straight to the gov.uk website and use their template and this is a pretty logical course of action. As Waste Management companies we know that we have to stick pretty rigidly to the guidelines provided to us by the Environment Agency and although you can use your own consignment notes it will have to include the same information fields as the one supplied on the gov.uk website.
So let’s take a look at the options available:
In order to ensure 100% compliance many companies will use the Environment Agency Consignment Note. Of course, there is nothing wrong with doing this but it is certainly not the most time efficient way of completing the required waste documentation and then you still have the issue of safe and secure storage of the information contained within the forms.
It will no doubt need to be printed on to a triplicate carbon copy pad to save the information needing to be completed three times.
Perhaps the most common type of Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes is the self designed or printed template. These can of course be branded with company details but it is still no more time efficient than using the Environment Agency version as all details will need to populated for each job – even if they are regular jobs that are completed on a weekly or monthly basis – unless you have different versions for different jobs.
The problem with both of these methods is that they are quite rigid, lack time efficiency and require physical storage space for the notes.
For us, the ultimate Hazardous Waste Consignment Note template is one that is flexible and one that can provide those all important time efficiencies whilst remaining 100% compliant. We think the only way to achieve this is via a digital approach.
A Digital Hazardous Waste Consignment Note is always going to be the ultimate solution as it can enjoy the benefits of both the self designed consignment note and the Environment Agency consignment note but provide a whole host of other benefits too.
Storage is no longer an issue as a digital system such as Quick Consign provides the secure data storage in an instant with no risk of data loss.
If using our Quick Consign system you can also rest assured that the consignment note process is 100% compliant with the Environment Agency guidelines and should they change you will never be caught out as our system is flexible enough to adapt to any changes as and when required.
Perhaps the biggest advantage to waste management providers though is the time savings that will be afforded as a result of a system such as Quick Consign. Once your waste streams have been added you simply select them with no need to search for EWC codes or other details. Customer details are stored so once you select your customer their details are automatically added to the fully editable digital consignment note. This saves valuable time completing repetitive information. You can even schedule your jobs and duplicate them which makes the whole process even easier for companies that have a lot of repeat customers.
Another key advantage of a digital system is that everything is communicated electronically. Signatures are time and date stamped and completed documentation is emailed to the relevant parties in PDF format.
There is no other consignment note method that can match what the digital consignment note can offer and it is unrivalled for its flexibility, robustness and reliability.
We may be blowing our own trumpet a little bit, but for us the ultimate Hazardous Waste Consignment Note is found on Quick Consign. If you want to take a look at how a digital system could radically transform your daily processes then get in touch today.