Posts from June 2019

The National Highways Sector Schemes (NHSS) are bespoke quality management systems based on the ISO 9001 standard and are for organisations working on the UK road network. If your organisation provides services covered by NHSS to Highways England under the Specification for Highways Works (SHW), you must be certified under all the relevant schemes for the work you are carrying out. 
The Schemes aim to make sure that work is carried out to the highest standards with properly trained staff. The Schemes place a strong emphasis on health and safety. If you use sub-contractors, they must be certified under the appropriate scheme. 
We are able to provide a pathway to accredited ISO 9001 with NHSS certification for the following activities: 
road surfacing and marking (NHSS 07 and 16) 
fencing, landscaping and vehicle safety restraints (NHSS 2A, 2B and 2C) 
traffic management (NHSS 12A, 12B, 12C and 12D) 
The advantages of being certified under NHSS include: 
Independent verification of your processes against recognised quality standards 
A better understanding of risk, and how to manage it – the NHSS assessment process can help you pinpoint areas of risk in your operations 
New opportunities and potential contracts for the national road network 
Listing on the online Schedule of Suppliers, the only comprehensive national register of independently approved contractors and sub-contractors ( 
We are also able to provide a certification implementation process to other management system standards including ISO 14001, Environmental Management Systems, and ISO 45001, Occupational Health & Safety Systems. If you have a fully integrated management system, this enhances the confidence that customers have in your ability to meet their requirements. 
ISO 19650 certification is the international ISO standard recognised for managing information over the whole life cycle of a built asset using building information modelling (BIM). 
Organisations that hold an ISO 19650 certificate are recognised in the UK and internationally for adopting BIM processes within their business, therefore there are considerable benefits for gaining certification to the standard. 
The benefits to gaining ISO 19650 
There are many benefits to gaining certification for ISO 19650 (also known as BIM Certification). This includes: 
Demonstrating alignment to the industry 
Gaining competitive advantage 
Improved cost and time predictions on projects 
Minimising waste on time 
Minimising waste on resource 
Minimising costs on materials 
The implementation of ISO 19650 can also open up international opportunities as this is a globally recognised standard for BIM. 
The process to gaining your ISO 19650 certification 
PAS 2030 – Improving the Energy Efficiency of Existing Buildings 
We can provide implementation services to gaining UKAS Accredited certification to the PAS 2030 standard for the installation of energy efficiency measures in existing buildings. 
PAS2030 was created to support the Government’s framework to deliver energy efficiency measures to property owners across the UK. The primary objective for the standard is to provide a robust, uniformly applicable specification that will assist installers to demonstrate that their installation of energy efficiency improvement measures have met specification and customer requirements. 
PAS 2030 Certification to work under funding schemes 
PAS2030 can be used to access Government funding within the England and Wales such as the Energy Company Obligation or a range of funding mechanisms in Scotland. PAS2030 is increasingly being used to demonstrate competence when competing in tenders and Local Authorities commonly require PAS 2030 for installers working under their energy efficiency schemes. Upon certification all installers are registered on the Green Deal ORB Participant Register. 
Key benefits of PAS 2030 Certification 
Create a robust and quality approach to energy efficiency measure installation 
Improving your efficiency or profitability and gaining access to new markets. 
Instilling confidence in consumers, contractors and stakeholders that you are adhering to quality processes 
Achieving PAS 2030 certification means you can use certification body authorisation as Green Deal Installers working as a Green Deal Participant 
We are cost competitive; our process is straight forward and we provide a personalised, approachable service compared to larger consultancies. 
PAS 2030 certification means you demonstrate compliance with supply chain requirements (e.g. supports PQQ process) giving your company advantage in winning tenders and picking up new business. 
Provides a good platform for introducing new management systems in the future 
Integrated Management System 
PAS 2030 can be effectively integrated with Quality, Safety and Environmental management systems to form a streamlined integrated management system. Collectively, these systems strengthen an organisation’s bids for client contracts, and in particular PQQs (Pre Qualification Questionnaires) with Green Deal Providers.* 
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