AccreditationsConstructionline 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.
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 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.