The continuous development of the chemical sector resulted in growing demand for associated services which somehow constitute supplementation of the logistical chain. Both Polish and foreign washes which offer services at the highest level associate to be able to develop and implement the highest standards together.
In Poland, this type of organization is the Polish Association of Tank Cleaning Organisations set up in 2006 (in the same year PCC Autochem became a member). Accepting of the tanker wash by the Association is preceded by very detailed verification of essential factors such as: its quality system, applied procedures, technical resources, equipment. Maintenance of these standards is monitored in a three year long cycle during audits evaluating compliance of the current functioning of the wash with the guidelines.
The Polish Association of Tank Cleaning Organisations is a member of the European Federation of Tank Cleaning Organisations (EFTCO) the members of which are also associations from Holland, Spain, Belgium, Germany and France. For many years, this organisation has been promoting the model of a common document regarding tanker washing all over Europe – European Cleaning Document (ECD). The client receives this document as a certificate of the completed service which confirms fulfilment of international standards by the given organisation
What distinguishes the ECD certificate? Its form and structure give both the driver and the loading operator the possibility of familiarizing themselves quickly with a detailed description of the completed service. Other advantages are shown by the illustration below.