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.
British Ports Association
The UK ports industry plays a fundamentally important role in the country’s economy. 95% of the UK’s international trade – imports and exports – is carried through UK ports which also handle 25 million international passenger journeys each year.
Ports are investing large sums to expand facilities to cope with increasing demand, particularly in the Ro/Ro, container and offshore energy sectors. Investment of this nature is crucial if the UK economy is to remain competitive internationally.
The aims of the British Ports Association are
- Dedicate resources to representing a wide variety of UK port interests to government in the UK and internationally;
- Provide a resource for its members on legislative and policy issues, as well as a forum for the exchange of knowledge and development of best practice;
- Work towards achieving an equitable and transparent ports industry and a level playing field throughout Europe;
- Promote the use of ports and shipping as an environmentally sustainable mode of transport.
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.