ISO 9001:2008 is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses. It applies to the processes that create and control the products and services an organisation supplies, and prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met.
ISO 14001:2004 provides assurance to company management and employees as well as clients that environmental impact is being measured and improved. The benefits of using ISO 14001:2004 include: Reduced cost of waste management, Savings in consumption of energy and materials, Lower distribution costs, Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public.
National Highways Sector Schemes
The National Highways Sector Schemes provide the Highways Agency and local authorities responsible for the operation and maintenance of the road infrastructure in the UK with an assurance that only competent organisations are carrying out work on their behalf.
United Kingdom Accreditation Service
An organisation accredited by UKAS can demonstrate competence, impartiality and reliability in its ability to deliver results. Accreditation ensures that everyone from specifiers, purchasers, and suppliers to consumers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of services throughout the supply chain. Accrediting our ISO9001, ISO14001 & NHSS Accreditations.
The standard required by the Arboricultrual Association is very high and Approved Contractors are subject to reassessments at regular intervals to ensure that standards are maintained. The standards themselves are regularly reviewed to ensure that they reflect contemporary arboricultural research findings, legislative and health and safety requirements, business practices and customer expectations.
Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers. CHAS assesses applicants: Health and safety policy statement, Their organisation for health and safety, Their specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others.
Achilles UVDB is the community for the UK utilities industry. It enables the utilities sector to use Achilles’ proven supplier pre-qualification system to manage risk within the supply chain and comply with EU regulations. Launched in 1996, Achilles UVDB is the largest Achilles community that is also used by the airports and ports sector. Achilles UVDB is managed by a Steering Group comprising of utility buyers to drive industry best practice.
Safety Managment Advisory Services
Clients with duties under CDM 2015 must satisfy themselves that the businesses they engage or appoint are competent in H&S. This means that they must make reasonable enquiries to check that the organization or individual is competent to do the relevant work and can allocate adequate resources to it.