NICEIC – National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors – NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It has been assessing the electrical competence of electricians for over fifty years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors.
RECI – Register of Electrical Contractors Ireland – RECI’s overall function is the regulation of the activities of electrical contractors with respect to safety and the requirements of the Criteria Document as set up by the Commission of Energy Regulation (Commission).
B&ES – Building and Engineering Services Association – B&ES is the UK’s leading trade association for building services engineering contractors. Founded in 1904, it adds value to members’ businesses by providing quality services, promoting excellence and shaping the commercial environment through representation and leadership.
Safe Electric – It is illegal for anyone other than a Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) to carry out electrical work in a building or to portray themselves as being registered. Registration under Safe Electric means the contractor is registered and insured.
Constructionline – Constructionline is the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry.
ISO 9001 – The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.
ISO 14001 – The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.ISO 14001:2004 and its supporting standards such as ISO 14006:2011 focus on environmental systems to achieve this. The other standards in the family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labelling and life cycle analysis, as well as environmental challenges such as climate change.
BS OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help all kinds of organizations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. It is a widely recognized and popular occupational health and safety management system.
SSIP – Safety Schemes in Procurement – SSIP holds an ethos that it should act as an umbrella organisation to facilitate mutual recognition between health and safety pre-qualification schemes wherever it is practicable to do so. Furthermore, The Forum of members will work to actively advise and influence clients (buyers) on acceptable interpretation and appropriateness of health and safety competence standards in the UK.
FSB – The Federation of Small Businesses is a non-profit making and non-party political campaigning pressure group. It is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has around 200,000 members across 33 regions and 188 branches.
Acclaim – Acclaim Accreditation is a member of ‘Safety Schemes In Procurement’ (SSIP), which is an umbrella organisation for stage 1 health and safety assessment schemes. SSIP is recognised by a large and growing number of buyers within the construction industry. This gives suppliers the freedom to choose the scheme that suits them – eliminating the need to collect multiple accreditations to appease different buyers.
Trust Mark – TrustMark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 30 Scheme Operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent Scheme Operators. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. This enables the TrustMark Scheme Operators to promote improved RMI sector standards, and tackle related issues such as better enforcement. All of these Scheme Operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.
Environment Agency (Waste Carrier) – Waste carrier licence holders can transport, buy, sell or dispose of waste as part of their business legally. Coupled with the Environmental policy (incorporating ISO 14001) This allows EDS to recycle where possible, or give away/sell to others for upcycling, as well as generally moving and disposing of waste properly.