The Importance of Accreditations & Memberships
Posted on 24th March 2022
Our accreditations and memberships mean a lot to us, and we work incredibly hard to achieve and maintain them. Being accredited and having memberships with certain organisations means that our business has regular assessments and testing to ensure that we meet specific standards, and the rules are very strict.
GES Water’s accreditations demonstrate not only that our procedures and methods comply with UK and European standards, but also that we are fully committed to achieving, and adhering to, industry-recognised standards in areas such as health & safety, quality, environmental protection, training & qualifications, and so on.
As an accredited company we reap the benefits of being kept up to date on industry standards, emerging technologies, legislation, and many more key areas.
Below is a growing list of our current memberships and accreditations:
Legionella Control Association (LCA)
The LCA provides a voluntary Code of Conduct for Service Providers involved in the supply of goods and services relating to the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems.
United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
This is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the British government to assess the competence of organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. It evaluates these conformity assessment bodies and then accredits them where they are found to meet the internationally specified standard.
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS)
This covers the activities carried out by General Environmental Services Ltd. The Company has integrated quality controls in existing systems and has cross-referenced them for ease of interpretation. The effective implementation of the QMS is verified by regular inspections, reviews and audits, which compare management practice against the requirements of the written procedures. Corrective action is taken, where necessary, and is subsequently reviewed for effectiveness.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS)
This accreditation is part of our organisations QMS. It is used to develop and implement our environmental policy and manage its environmental aspects.
ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH & S MS)
General Environmental Services Ltd recognises our duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act and accompanying protective legislation. We endeavour to meet the requirements of this legislation to ensure that we maintain a safe and healthy working environment. Our managers and supervisory staff are informed of their responsibilities to ensure they take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety, health and welfare of those that are likely to be affected by our undertaking.
British Safety Council (BSC)
This is one of the world's leading Health and Safety organisations alongside the likes of IOSH & IIRSM unlike these the Council's members are mostly companies. Safety Practitioners the world over use the services and training they provide.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Our commitment to health and safety at work has been recognised with a coveted Silver award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The award scheme is one of the UK’s most respected in the field of occupational health and safety performance. It helps encourage organisations to develop robust health and safety management systems, as well as reducing the number of accidents at work.
Constructionline (Gold member)
Constructionline is a register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants used by the construction industry of the United Kingdom. The database contains details for over 46,000 suppliers and is accessed by more than 4,000 buyer organisations. To have Constructionline Gold membership means our Environmental Management, Equalities and Diversity, and Quality Management, and legislative compliance are stringently reviewed.
The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
This provides contractors with a benchmark in health and safety competence, which many clients now insist upon before invitation to tender or the award of the contract – especially when it comes to local authority building work.
SafeContractor is an accreditation scheme which recognises an organisation's capabilities for high levels of health and safety management.
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