Ensuring works are delivered safely, alongside the quality and reliability of our products and services, is a huge priority. To ensure we are consistently working to the highest standards, we strive to attain and maintain several accreditations across the industries we work within.
Internationally recognised and implemented worldwide by over one million organisations, ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 7,600 people die from work-related accidents or diseases every single day. That’s why an ISO committee of occupational health & safety experts set to work to develop an international standard with the potential to save almost three million lives each year.
ISO 45001 is an international standard for health and safety at work developed by national and international standards committees independent of government. It builds on the success of earlier international standards in this area such as OHSAS 18001, ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards and the ILO’s international labour standards and conventions.
ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organisation can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001 is intended for use by an organisation seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
ISO 14001 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization’s environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:
BS EN 1090 for structural steel and aluminium is a requirement for products to be sold in Europe, and any organisations who design and/or manufacture steel or aluminium components must adhere to this standard. It is a harmonised standard that covers structural/construction steel and aluminium products that are installed in a permanent manner.
Whether in the form of steel frames or metal roofing, any structural engineers, component manufacturers, and anyone with a hand in the steel or aluminium based components that go into metal buildings/building work, should be aware of this.
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the world as the leading trade association for all those involved in the lifting industry. The LEEA training courses focus on the inspection and thorough examination of role-specific lifting equipment to ensure all members operate to stringent technical, legal and safety standards. It promotes the enhanced standards and sustainable development for the worldwide lifting and safety industry.
Acclaim Accreditation is the health and safety accreditation service provided by Supplier Assessment Services. Focusing on a company’s health and safety practices, the accreditation reviews all documentation and work activities as an independent competent assurance of the systems a company has in place.
Constructionline is a register setup for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. Utilised by the UK’s construction industry, its databases are accessed by over 2000 organisations including central government, local authorities and main contractors.
Supply-Line is the Achilles supplier management community for the public and private sectors operating in regulated and de-regulated environments in Ireland. Achilles Supply-Line enables buyers to choose suppliers best suited to their business needs, in a fair and transparent way.
As one of the founders of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP), SafeContractor delivers a tailored health and safety accreditation allowing contractors to showcase their capabilities to potential customers and demonstrate their commitment to the best practice beyond health and safety.
Our SSIP and PAS91 contractor accreditations show that we have met the necessary requirements around health and safety, equal opportunities, diversity and environmental management practices.
SafePPQ is an important verification check to safeguard both contractors and the companies employing these services. It includes a list of questions for companies to demonstrate their credentials and experience. A PQQ will ask questions on several topics and could include health and safety.
The Achilles UVDB Verify is an independent audit of an organisation’s safety, health, environment, and quality (SHEQ) management systems and corporate social responsibility (CSR) for all high risk suppliers who provide consultancy or design type services to the utilities sector. By undertaking the assessment process, suppliers and contractors will gain a clear understanding of the industry’s qualification requirements
The RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) accreditation, formerly known as Achilles Link-Up, is a prerequisite accreditation for those wishing to supply or carry out work on Network Rail’s controlled infrastructure or for London Underground.
Cyber Essentials helps to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate an organisation’s commitment to cyber security.
Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Cyber Essentials’ advice is designed to prevent these attacks.