We are committed to ensuring the continuous improvement of our specialism within the industry. By maintaining appropriate memberships and certifications, this demonstrates our commitment to compliance, sustainability, quality and safety.
We are proud to have achieved the following accreditations and certifications, most of which are UKAS accredited schemes, and are audited regularly.
Fire door Manufacture, Installation & Maintenance
In 2017 we gained BM Trada Q mark fire door Installation & Maintenance certification. The scheme ensures commitment to compliance and traceability for the installation of fire doors. The scheme is not currently a requirement of the law, but since Grenfell, the industry has dramatically 'upped its game' and more and more clients are requesting the implementation of the scheme.
In 2020, we gained IFC fire door manufacturing certification. Similar to installation of fire doors, it is not yet a legal requirement for the manufacturing of fire doors to be carried out only by certified companies. The large capacity of temporary fire doors that we manufacture in house is what drove the initial proposition to join the scheme.
We are proudly certified and audited for both FSC & PEFC. Due to the nature of our business, sustainably sourced timber is of the highest priority. With over 15 years membership with the two schemes, we always keep up to date with any changing requirements, and value the importance of providing chain of custody information for our clients.
We strive to keep up with the ever growing positive movement of priorities for sustainably sourced materials on construction projects in the UK.
ISO 9001:2015 is one of the harder quality management certifications to attain, but has proved successful and beneficial for managing multiple large scale projects. By having a proficient quality system, this ensures business continuity at all levels, and the streamlining of everyday tasks required to run a project. The system allows us to ensure commitment to quality across the board at all levels of the business. Our system is audited yearly, and each audit takes 2 days.
Although our Quality Management system manages our safety processes, certification schemes such as CHAS, SMAS and SSIP membership demonstrate compliance and understanding with up to date safety requirements of a sub-contractor working on large commercial construction sites. The schemes require demonstration & examples of compliance with safety standards and are renewed yearly. 2020's renewal also required demonstration of COVID-19 compliance procedures and risk assessments which we have in place for our works.
Although our Quality Management system manages our safety processes, certification schemes such as CHAS, SMAS and SSIP, registration with these common database services enables subcontractors and suppliers to easily maintain and share information. In order to gain membership we must demonstrate our compliance with industry standard requirements for our trade.