- The SafeContractor Scheme : Accredited contractors
Provides a health and safety audit service for contractors who want to reassure their clients that health and safety is being handled correctly and sufficiently on their sites.
- CHAS : The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
Created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK. In partnership with the Association of London Government (ALG), CHAS was a key developer of the core criteria held in the Approved Code of Practice which supported the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (now recogonised as CDM 2015) and is a founder member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). As one of the founders of third party accreditation CHAS are not only a trusted advisor on health and safety compliance, they are an authority. They set industry benchmarks, provide assurance and reassurance.
- Constructionline : Critical to connecting buyers and suppliers
Constructionline is the UK’s most connected and progressive provider of procurement and supply chain management services, making contracting simpler and helping to achieve more. In September 2017, two new levels of Constructionline accreditation were introduced, designed to accommodate the broadening needs of both suppliers and buyers in a one stop shop for Third Party Governance & Risk Management.
- RISQS / LinkUp: Critical to connecting buyers and suppliers
RISQS, formerly known as Achilles Link-up, has been developed to provide a service for the qualification of suppliers for all products and services that are procured by the industry. RISQS supports Network Rail, LUL/Transport for London, passenger, light rail and freight train operators, rolling stock organisations, main infrastructure contractors and other rail products and services providers in the management of supply chain risk. RISQS is an independent, third party qualification assessment of a supplier’s capability to supply products and services.
As a subsidiary of Survey Systems Ltd, Locate Surveys undertake utility surveys in accordance with the following:
- The Survey Association: The Essential Guide to Utility Surveys
Detailed guidance notes for specifying a utility survey: Issue 4, October 2011
Specification for underground utility detection, verification and location
The current standards exist to guide clients towards a specification for their survey and allow the comparison of like-for-like quotations.
Both the Survey Association’s guide and the PAS128 specification document provide a ranking of utility surveys ranging from the most basic through to the most complex. Considerations such as objective, budget, terrain and location are key when considering survey types and techniques.
Using unfamiliar terminology can be a significant barrier to the appropriate use of these documents but Locate Surveys will work with you to establish the most effective specification for your site.