Accreditations

CHAS

Participating in the CHAS scheme helps both suppliers and buyers.

  1. Suppliers show compliance with important parts of health and safety law (the core criteria described in the CDM regulations).
  2. On achieving compliance a supplier is approved to work for all of CHAS' buyers.(Some Buyers may require "Accredited" Status)
  3. Inconsistencies are reduced where some suppliers may be judged compliant by one buyer but not another.
  4. CHAS gives guidance on any weaknesses in a supplier's safety management, including how they can improve.
  5. Being a CHAS supplier or buyer saves both time and resources
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the UK's largest trade association in the building industry, with national offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, supported by additional regional offices.
  • An FMB member company will have signed up to the FMB Code of Practice and agreed to abide by the Disputes Resolution and Complaints procedures
  • Verified that they have no undischarged bankruptcies or relevant and outstanding court judgements and provided two references, one client reference (preferably from a work in progress) and one professional reference
  • All FMB member companies will have to undergo an inspection of a job in progress and confirmed their business address/details

GAS SAFE

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.

A Gas Safe registered engineer has been checked to make sure they are competent and qualified to work safely and legally with gas. Gas engineers will often have a range of qualifications that allow them to carry out specific types of gas work. Every gas engineer carries a Gas Safe Register ID card with their own unique licence number.

PASMA

PASMA, the lead trade association for the mobile access tower industry. Representing the interests of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and users, it provides and oversees the industry standard training scheme and is a major publisher of safety-related knowledge, information and guidance.

To become an approved Manufacturing Member of PASMA, your organisation must produce and distribute mobile tower equipment that has third party certification to EN1004 from a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) or EA (European Co-Operation on Accreditation) Approved Body. In addition, a self-audit must be conducted by your company and submitted to PASMA on an annual basis.

OFTEC

OFTEC establishes the standards for competence within the domestic oil heating and cooking industry. By ensuring the quality of people and businesses working in this area, OFTEC maintains standards for reputable companies and consumers alike.

OFTEC provides recognised training and assessment of installers through OFTEC-approved centres for training and maintains a register of technicians under the competent persons scheme.

SAFE CONTRACTOR

SafeContractor is part of the Alcumus Group, the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance risk management, certification and verification services and is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK.

The scheme not only offers health & safety expertise to members, but also adds value to each accredited contractor.

NICEIC

NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It has been assessing the electrical competence of electricians for nearly sixty years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors.

NICEIC has developed a reputation amongst consumers, specifiers of work and industry for promoting safety, integrity and technical excellence.

CONSTRUCTIONLINE

Constructionline is the UK's leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry.

Their aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector buyers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures and improving the supply chain management processes.

TRUSTMARK

TrustMark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 31 Scheme Operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent Scheme Operators. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen.

TrustMark is a not for profit organisation, licensed by Government and supported by consumer protection groups.

MCS - Solar PV

MCS is a mark of quality and demonstrates compliance to industry standards that companies strive to meet. It highlights to consumers that companies are able to consistently install or manufacture to the highest quality every time.

IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.