By covering many different aspects of risk management, the Common Assessment Standard reduces rick across the whole supply chain.
Hargreaves Industrial Services is committed to delivering high standards of health and safety performance in everything we do. Nothing is more important to us than ensuring everyone returns home safely every day.
As part of our continued commitment to providing a safe and valued service to all our clients, and to ensure regulatory compliance, we have achieved a comprehensive range of certifications and recognition from respected independent organisations.
We are proud to have achieved these acknowledgments of our commitment to our industry and the services we provide within it.
Achilles UVDB Verify
UVDB is the utility industry pre-qualification system used by the utilities sector in the UK to manage risk within the supply chain and comply with EU regulations. Joining UVDB as a supplier provides our organisation with an opportunity to showcase our capabilities and access multiple contract opportunities by completing a single pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). UVDB is used by many utility buyer organisations to source potential suppliers.
Buyers use UVDB to search for suitable companies by the product or service relevant to their requirement(s). They may then apply further criteria to refine the tender list and/or use our Additional Questions feature to ask contract-specific questions.
Those utilities who are required to comply with EU regulations announce their intentions to source through the UVDB in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on a regular basis. UVDB is operated as a ‘Qualification System’ under Article 30 of the EU Utility Directive.
Avetta is a platform that helps clients better manage their connections with qualified contractors, suppliers and vendors. A number of our clients have joined Avetta to get better visibility into their supply chain. With this service they are able to see which suppliers are compliant with their health and safety standards prior to contacts being made. This ensures that everyone that works on their sites are aligned to the same standards.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Serious accidental injuries are a burden – a burden which afflicts too many, preventing them from enjoying life to its fullest – and one we are determined to free people from.
Our mission is how we intend to realise this vision. We know that we are not alone in our goals, that without others we cannot succeed, and so we collaborate with large numbers of experts, ranging from individuals affected by accidents and their families to multinational corporations.
In doing so we want to enable healthy, active lives through our skills and knowledge, while also seeking reasonable limits to potential harms that ensure these lives can be lived unhindered, and unburdened by fatal and life-changing accidents.
British Safety Council
The British Safety Council is dedicated to making sure no-one is injured or made ill through their work. When the Council was created in 1957, thousands of workers were being killed every year, while many more suffered serious injuries and disease. The organisation worked tirelessly to improve working conditions and kick-started wide-ranging campaigns that saved lives, such as the need for seat belt laws and comprehensive protection for all workers. Over the years, the organisation has built up a powerful membership body and ceaselessly advocated serious change.
FORS (Freight Operators Recognition Scheme) – Bronze Award
FORS Bronze accreditation confirms that an operator employs good practices and complies with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard. This includes demonstrating dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage, vehicle maintenance and performance management.
TASSC (Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops)
Provides an assurance system for the trading of combinable crops for food, feed and biofuel use, the trading of compound feed and feed materials and the transport and storage of combinable crops and animal feeds to meet safety requirements defined by legislators and industry.
UK Warehousing Association
All UKWA member companies have been independently assessed and audited by the Association, have demonstrated the highest standards in warehousing and provide great value services. Therefore, when you use an UKWA accredited company, you can depend on excellent quality, whether your requirement is for warehousing, MHE products or 3PL logistics services.
Road Haulage Association
The RHA is the only trade association with a sole focus on companies engaged in the transport of goods by road. For the vast majority of RHA members, help and advice from the organisation at the heart of the road transport industry, plus the ability to trade under the industry standard RHA Conditions of Carriage is why membership of the RHA is an integral part of their business.
SafeContractor act as a Supply Chain risk partner. Their leading cloud-based management system delivers crucial insights into supply chain by verifying the compliance of contractors and suppliers and make them available through their Client Portal.
Assessments are run annually to demonstrate consistent commitments to the necessary requirements around health and safety, insurances, environmental policies, modern slavery, diversity, equality, financial stability and more.
CHAS EliteCHAS Elite
- Identity — General information about your company is used to verify that you’re legally able to operate within the UK. This information includes your company’s name, contact details, registration, company size and address.
- Financial — The Assessment will check that you’ve taken the necessary steps to reduce financial risks, so you will need to answer a few questions about your company’s financial information and provide any required supporting documentation.
- Insurance — Business insurances are not only a legal requirement, but they also cover your business against mistakes, accidents, theft, damage and legal fees. Having the right level of insurance enables your business to keep running — even when things go wrong.
- Corporate and Professional Standing — The Common Assessment Standard will look into your corporate and professional standing with questions relating to criminal activity, corruption, terrorism and human trafficking.
- Health and Safety - A huge amount of importance rests on health and safety during the Common Assessment Standard. You will need to demonstrate that your company has taken steps to protect workers, site visitors and the public from harm.
- Environmental — The Common Assessment Standard will include a set of environmental questions that will ask about whether your company has taken the necessary steps to reduce the environmental impact of projects and meet environmental management standards.
- Quality — Quality assurance can prevent problems from arising and reduce the risks involved in projects, so the Common Assessment Standard will require confirmation that your company meets quality management standards.
Gas SafeGas Safe
Gas Safe Register is the only official gas registration body of gas businesses and engineers in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. By law all gas businesses must be on the Gas Safe Register.
A gas engineer can only be aligned to a registered business and be issued with a license to undertake gas work on behalf of a registered business if they hold a valid and current qualification. This evidence of competence relates only to matters of gas safety and is obtained by every engineer through a recognised route of training and assessment (much as the DVLA issues driving licences to those who have demonstrated their competence by passing a driving test).
Registration is only given on the basis of the business having at least one gas safety qualified engineer.
The Register is not a membership body or trade association.
The Register (and all services associated with it) is operated on behalf of the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each region in which it operates– i.e. Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.
CECA represent civil engineering contractors building and maintaining the UK’s critical infrastructure networks in transport, energy, water, waste and communications.
CECA maintain close relationships with clients, government and the media to ensure the our members’ expertise is shared as widely as possible.
Leading the industry in terms of its efforts to improve the health and safety record for the civil engineering sector, CECA has active involvement in the shaping of the debate principally through its access to the HSE’s Construction Industry Advisory Committee (ConIAC) where CECA sits on the overarching ConIAC Acting Together Steering Group.
CECA also provides the role of Chair of the Tackling Ill-Health Working Group. It is also represented on a number of other HSE groups, namely, the Keeping Pace with Change Working Group and also the Sharing our Success Working Group where it has the role of Vice-Chair.
Pagabo Approved Contractor
We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed as a supplier on the Pagabo Mechanical & Electrical Solutions Framework.
The framework will run for four years and has been designed as a solutions-based offering. It’s available to all types of public sector organisations to procure their mechanical and electrical requirements.