Catalyst handling can be a dangerous task, so it’s absolutely imperative that you choose a good catalyst handling company for inspections, disposals and transports. If you try to cut corners with a sub-par company, you’ll risk the integrity of your goods and the safety of your workers, and those are liabilities that no business wants to face.
So what makes a good catalyst handling company? How can you find them, and how can you recognize them once you do? Here are just a few tips for choosing the right professionals for your catalyst handling needs.
Look at Their Policies and Protocols
Workplace safety standards come with a dizzying array of numbers and acronyms, so here’s a quick breakdown of what you should look for in a catalyst handling company.
– RC 14001
– ISO 14001
– OSHA 18001
As long as a company is touting these three qualifications, you can rest assured that they know what they’re doing as they store or transport catalysts. If you’re unsure if a company meets these standards, call them and ask. The information should be publicly and readily available.
Research Their Background
How long has the company been in business? Do they come recommended or referred by other professionals in your industry? Do they have contacts, partnerships or affiliations with other brands that you already trust? These are just a few questions that can help you determine if a catalyst handling company is right for you. There are many more, of course, but since everyone has their own criteria for establishing trustworthiness, use these three to get you started before branching off into other queries.
Ask About Price
Last but certainly not least, don’t forget your budget when you’re trying to decide who will handle your catalysts. It can be an awkward topic for first-time customers to broach, but since RSI inspections don’t have the same price tag as magnetic separation processes, it’s important that you get specifics. Don’t be satisfied by claims that their prices are “the best in the business” or “lower than the competition.” Ask for details.
These are just a few things to keep in mind as you search for catalyst handling companies. At the end of the day, the most important criteria is the level of confidence you have in their services, so do your homework and make your choice.