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Ensuring Quality Standards with Accreditations
At Springfield Steel Buildings, we are proud to hold a number of accreditations and memberships with professional bodies in the construction industry. Our commitment to quality and safety is reflected in our affiliations with organisations.
These accreditations demonstrate our expertise and competency in the steel building construction sector, as well as our dedication to following best practices and industry standards. Our clients can have peace of mind knowing that we are held to high standards by these respected organisations.
We are proud to be a part of these professional bodies and believe that our affiliations showcase our commitment to providing exceptional service and building projects of the highest quality. Contact us today to learn more about our accreditation’s and how we can bring our expertise to your next building project.
Safecontractor is a health and safety accreditation scheme in the United Kingdom. It provides a health and safety assessment service for contractors working in a range of industries, including construction, facilities management, and retail. The scheme aims to help clients identify contractors who have demonstrated a commitment to health and safety and who meet industry standards.
To become a Safecontractor-accredited contractor, companies must undergo an assessment of their health and safety systems and processes. The assessment covers a range of areas, including health and safety policies, procedures, and risk assessments, as well as evidence of compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. Safecontractor assessors then evaluate the information provided and determine whether the contractor meets the Safecontractor standards.
By using Safecontractor-accredited contractors, clients can be confident that they are working with companies that have a strong commitment to health and safety and that they are taking the necessary steps to manage health and safety risks. The Safecontractor scheme is widely recognized and respected in the construction industry and is seen as a benchmark for health and safety excellence.
FEDERATION OF MASTER BUILDERS
Springfield Steel Buildings have been accredited Master Builder member by the Federation of Master Builders. The Federation of Master Builders have a strict membership criterion as well as a vetting process that all members need to pass.
On joining, Master Builder members must have a minimum of 12 months trading, pass an independent inspection, have public and employers’ liability insurance & pass credit and director checks. All members are inspected every 3 years by an inspector from the British Board of Agreement, an independent organisation accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.
All staff with a responsibility for visiting customer sites are CSCS qualified. CSCS keeps a database of all businesses working in construction that have achieved and can demonstrate they have attained an agreed level of occupational competence. The CPCS scheme is the plant accreditation side of the scheme and all site operatives are qualified in operating the machinery required for a project.
NSCC (NATIONAL SPECIALIST CONTRACTORS' COUNCIL)
The National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC) brings together the common aims of specialist trade organisations within the construction industry and is the authoritative voice of Specialist Contractors in the UK.
The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) is a professional trade association that represents companies involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of rural and industrial buildings. The association’s primary objective is to promote and maintain high standards of workmanship and professionalism in the industry.
Membership of RIDBA is open to companies involved in the rural and industrial building sector, including contractors, manufacturers, consultants, and suppliers. The association’s members must adhere to RIDBA’s code of practice and standards, which are designed to ensure high-quality workmanship and professional conduct in the industry.
CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) is a pre-qualification assessment scheme in the United Kingdom for health and safety management. The scheme is designed to help public and private sector organizations identify contractors who have demonstrated a commitment to health and safety by meeting industry standards.
To become a CHAS accredited contractor, companies must undergo an assessment of their health and safety systems and processes. The assessment covers a range of areas, including health and safety policies, procedures, and risk assessments, as well as evidence of compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. CHAS assessors then evaluate the information provided and determine whether the contractor meets the CHAS standards.
By using CHAS-accredited contractors, organizations can be confident that they are working with companies that have a strong commitment to health and safety and that they are taking the necessary steps to manage health and safety risks. The CHAS scheme is widely recognized and respected in the construction industry and is seen as a benchmark for health and safety excellence.
Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce
The Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce is a business organisation that aims to support and promote the interests of its members in the Hull and Humber region. The Chamber provides a range of services and benefits to its members, including networking opportunities, access to business advice and support, training and development programs, and representation on issues affecting local businesses. The Chamber also works with government and other stakeholders to create a supportive environment for business growth and development in the region. Through its activities, the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce aims to help businesses in the region to succeed and contribute to the economic prosperity of the area.
Constructionline is a supply chain management database in the United Kingdom. It provides a pre-qualification service for construction and engineering contractors and consultants, helping clients identify suppliers who meet their standards and requirements.
Constructionline collects and maintains information on contractor and consultant health and safety policies, environmental policies, quality management systems, and insurance information, among other things. This information is then made available to clients who use the Constructionline database to search for and identify potential suppliers for their projects.
By using Constructionline, clients can save time and resources by having a centralized database of pre-qualified suppliers at their fingertips. This can help to reduce the time and effort required to find and assess suppliers, as well as reducing the risk of selecting suppliers who do not meet their standards and requirements.
Constructionline is widely used by public and private sector organizations, including local authorities, central government departments, and construction companies, and is seen as a benchmark for contractor and consultant pre-qualification in the construction industry.
Fire Protection Association (FPA)
The Fire Protection Association (FPA) is a UK-based professional organisation that provides advice, guidance, and support to individuals and organisations on fire safety and fire protection issues. The FPA aims to promote best practice in fire safety and to help reduce the impact of fire on people, property, and the environment.
The FPA provides a range of services to its members, including training and development opportunities, access to fire safety information and expertise, representation on relevant industry issues, and networking opportunities. The association also works to promote the importance of fire safety to stakeholders and the general public, and to influence government policy and legislation affecting fire protection.
The FPA is involved in a wide range of fire safety activities, including fire risk assessments, fire safety training and education, fire safety product testing and certification, and the development of fire safety codes and standards. The association is also involved in fire research and development and provides information and advice on fire protection and fire safety to its members and the wider public.
Membership of the FPA is open to individuals and organisations with an interest in fire safety and fire protection, including fire safety professionals, fire safety consultants, fire safety product manufacturers, and fire safety service providers.