The Amenity Forum is the leading organisation within the UK amenity sector for promoting safe and environmentally friendly use of pesticides. The Amenity Forum is the "voluntary initiative" for the amenity sector
- To be the collective body representing the amenity sector
- To lead, encourage and coordinate "Best Practice".
- To coordinate and encourage training and CPD activity.
The Amenity Assured Standard sets a benchmark of best practice methods for the control of weeds, pests and diseases in Amenity situations. Amenity Assured Standard demonstrates that our methods of operation meet the compliance criteria for achievement of weed, pest and disease control through a variety of integrated approaches. The methods respect and incorporate high regard for safety to the public, the environment and the protection of water.
JKSL are on the BASIS Professional Register which demonstrates our competency and up-to-date expertise in the rapidly changing and technically demanding agriculture, horticulture and amenity pesticide sectors.
Formed in 1893, the NAAC is the representative organisation for contractors in the UK who supply all types of land-based services to farmers, government, local authorities, sports and recreational facilities. NAAC contractors operate within a set of guidelines, encouraging a high standard of working practice within the industry, and helping customers to ensure that they get the level of service which they deserve.
Japanese Knotweed Solutions is a founder, Steering Group member and Full Member of INNSA (the Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association) - which is the trade body for the Invasive non-native species industry. Our CEO Mike Clough is INNSA's elected chairman. INNSA is dedicated to representing and improving standards for companies involved in controlling and eradicating invasive non-native species in the UK. INNSA requires the highest standards from all of its Contractor members, including ISO, BASIS, Amenity Assured, and meeting independent financial checks. Visit www.innsa.org for more information.
ConstructionLine is a public private partnership between the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly the DTI) and Capita Business Services. As a national online database, it is the UK's largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. Its aim is to improve efficiencies for buyers and suppliers in the construction industry, specifically by reducing the duplication of work and administration relating to the process of pre-qualifying suppliers for construction contracts.
Safe Contractor is a national accreditation scheme that assesses the health & safety competency of contractors, ensuring they operate in a responsible manner. Clients have a legal obligation to ensure that any company they employ complies with a safe methodology and their assessment of their contractors' health & safety arrangements are increasingly being carried out through Safecontractor.
BASIS® is an independent organisation set up at the suggestion of the UK Government in 1978 to establish and assess standards in the pesticide industry relating to storage, transport and competence of staff. It is an industry self-regulated scheme, in line with Government de-regulation policy, giving balanced and independent advice to registered distributors. It does not seek to emulate the role of any Government enforcement agency. BASIS became a registered charity in 1999.
The CPD Institute, is an international cross-professional body promoting CPD, as a key component of lifelong learning, to organisations and individuals. It encourages networking and partnership among professionals and the groups with which they are associated.
ISO 14001 is the international specification for an environmental management system (EMS). It specifies requirements for establishing an environmental policy, determining environmental aspects and impacts of products/activities/services, planning environmental objectives and measurable targets, implementation and operation of programs to meet objectives and targets, checking and corrective action, and management review.
ISO 9001 Quality management systems – Requirements is intended for use in any organisation which designs, develops, manufactures, installs and/or services any product or provides any form of service. It provides a number of requirements which an organisation needs to fulfil if it is to achieve customer satisfaction through consistent products and services which meet customer expectations.
CHAS - the Contractors Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme is the largest and fastest-growing UK Health and Safety assessment scheme, with over 46,000 suppliers on its database. CHAS approves companies that comply with and demonstrate sound understanding of health and safety best practice.
The Best of Bury, Made In Bury Business Awards, are organised by 'thebestofbury' in association with Bury Council and Tower FM, to celebrate the achievements and successes of thriving local businesses. We had the pleasure of winning the Best in Class: Property and Construction Award, and are proud to be noticed within our local community for our achievements.