The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by the government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
Our Testing Laboratory Accreditation covers analysis for asbestos fibre identification in bulk material samples, air sampling & fibre counting, and 4-stage clearance procedures.
Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators. In short, UKAS ‘checks the checkers’. UKAS is a non-profit-distributing private company, limited by guarantee. UKAS is independent of Government.
UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of the competence, impartiality and integrity of conformity assessment bodies.
- Management Surveys
- Refurbishment Surveys
- Demolition Surveys
- Re-inspection Surveys
Within the Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors.
We obtained Exor accreditation for working for npower.
Exor is an SSiP. Since its launch in May 2009, SSiP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) activity has increasingly been able to cut pre-qualification costs and bureaucracy in the supply chain. With the ever-present prospect of government legislation to reduce wasteful and excessive pre-qualification, SSiP is concentrating on making cross-recognition of member schemes as effective as possible, and on highlighting the resulting savings to the supply chain.
As a founding member of SSiP, Exor is committed to the reduction of bureaucracy and elimination of duplication of effort within prequalification, and together with the other members, SSiP helps both buyers and suppliers save millions of pounds a year.
Omega are a registered waste carrier. This covers asbestos but also general building materials waste which we may produce by nature of conducting Refurb or Demo surveys.
The Environment Agency were established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment.
Within England, the EA are responsible for:
- regulating major industry and waste
- treatment of contaminated land
- water quality and resources
- inland river, estuary and harbour navigations
- conservation and ecology
They are also responsible for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea.
Constructionline is the UK’s most connected and progressive provider of procurement and supply chain management services, they make contracting simpler and help customers achieve more.
They build value from beginning to end in the supply chain and procurement cycle, making it easy for their customers to optimise performance, minimise risk and realise opportunities.
Not only do they collect, verify and monitor standard company information through a bespoke question set that is aligned to PAS 91:2013, the standardised pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry, but they also offer a range of allied services and opportunities, all designed to assist their clients in their day to day activities.
Relationship with SSIP
Constructionline is a founder member of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP).
SSIP was developed to alleviate the need for construction companies to undergo multiple stage one Health and Safety assessments. The scheme acts as an umbrella body to facilitate mutual recognition between different health and safety schemes.
Construction companies that sign up to an SSIP scheme can be confident that they are fully accredited to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.
CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.
CHAS is a founder member and past Chair of Safety Schemes in Procurement – Competence Forum or SSIP.
Background: In 1997 a group of health and safety and procurement professionals from across Great Britain worked with the Association of London Government (ALG) to develop CHAS. In 2001 CHAS became a web-based system.
CHAS started with two main aims.
- To improve health and safety standards across Great Britain.
- To reduce duplicated safety applications for both suppliers and buyers.
CHAS 2013 Ltd is a private limited company owned by the London Borough of Merton. The CHAS Board of Directors, headed by the Director of Corporate Services, oversee the operations of CHAS managed by the CHAS Client Support Manager and the CHAS Business Development Manager. CHAS is based at the Civic Centre in Morden and can be contacted on 0208 5453838.
The British workplace is far safer than it was in the 1950s. No organisation has worked as tirelessly as the British Safety Council to make it that way.
Their founder James Tye was an evangelical campaigner who helped transform the British way of life. His efforts led directly to the groundbreaking 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, as well as to the introduction of car seat belts.
Excellent Health and Safety standards are now a legal requirement in every aspect of British life.
In 2004 BSC became a government-regulated awarding organisation and have since developed a full suite of health and safety qualifications in the national framework. With their involvement in the Olympics, they were granted the official status of Supplier of health and safety training and consultancy services (ODA) to the London 2012 Games.
Their job is to help professionals achieve high standards; to protect both their staff and the future of their business.
The National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC) is the leading independent trade association in the UK for the asbestos testing, surveying and consultancy services sector.
NORAC represents Asbestos Consultancy Professionals and is not linked to the Asbestos Removal industry at all.
NORAC was established in 2011 to independently represent the interests of asbestos testing and consultancy specialists and is committed to working together and raising standards.
NORAC has gained credibility with the HSE, UKAS and all those concerned with raising standards of the asbestos industry.
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