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Accreditations

We have achieved certification with several key bodies, including the Safehire Company of the Year, and FORS Silver accreditation across all branches.

A Selection of other accreditations are shown below:

HAE SafeHire Accreditation

HAE SafeHire Accreditation

The SafeHire Private Standard was developed and written with the assistance of BSi - The British Standards Institution; HSE - Health and Safety Executive and CHAS - Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme with CHAS being fully committed to the principles of SSIP – Safety Schemes in Procurement.

Achievement of the standard is dependent upon successful assessment and, unlike other quality standards, on-site verification of our members’ policies and management systems for:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Occupational Health
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Quality Business Risk, Insurance and Financial Control
  • Document Control and Data Protection
  • HR and Employment Law compliance

FORS Accreditation

FORS Accreditation

FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) is an accreditation that is designed to improve a company’s fleet activity throughout the UK. FORS encompasses all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve performance.

Who is FORS for? The accreditation is available to any company that uses a fleet of vehicles such as vans, lorries, mini-buses and even coaches. FORS helps to assure customers that you operate to standards that far exceed the legal minimum. Additionally the accreditation scheme gives a company access to a range of exclusive benefits.

FORS accreditation has 3 basic aims:

  • To recognise and reward excellence.
  • Raise standards.
  • Offer 3 forms of accreditation – bronze, silver and gold.
  • FORS provides you the information needed to produce the best experience for all involved.

PASMA Accreditation

PASMA Accreditation

PASMA (the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) is the most focused and foremost authority for mobile access towers. As such PASMA is constantly advancing safety standards along with the best practices across a broad range of sectors.

PASMA contains information on numerous towers along with expertise to available at levels to suit everyone including basic first time users. PASMA is completely independent and self-funds itself allowing for complete impartiality and is helping to shape and support the future of the industry through vast amounts of knowledge and enthusiasm.

Pooling efforts from various trade professionals, industry regulators and key decision makers PASAM fulfils a distinct set of roles:

They provide and govern the industry’s training scheme for mobile access towers, including the standard at which the training conforms.

  • Some companies see PASMA certification as the only acceptable proof of competence especially when coupled with proficiency by the Work at Height Regulations.
  • They are a single, centralised source of information on every aspect of mobile access towers.
  • They sponsor research into further advancing safety at heights with most, if not all, of the available technical and training advice was created - using PASMA and its specialists committees.
  • PASMA is at the forefront of contributing (along with HAE) important developmental aspects to the standards that govern the construction, use, inspection and maintenance of all mobile access towers but nationally AND internationally.

LEEA Accreditation

LEEA Accreditation

LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) is an established brand across the world and is the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide

LEEA are the most respected and authoritative body for its members who work in every area of the industry including:

  • Design
  • Manufacture
  • Refurbishment & repair
  • Hire
  • Maintenance
  • Use of lifting equipment

LEEA has over seven decades of experience in what is a very niche field and has played a key role in aspects including training, standard setting, health & safety and even legal advice. Provisions have even been made for technical advice along with the development of licensing systems.

As a member of LEEA you are presented across a range of public and private bodies, various government departments and both nationally & internationally recognised institutions of both professional and technical expertise. Their core values are built on 4 prime aspects:

  1. Leading by example
  2. Complete support and engagement with its members
  3. Encouraging productive team work
  4. Achieving shared goals throughout its members

OHSAS Accreditation

OHSAS Accreditation

OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems is an internationally applied and recognised British standard for occupational health and safety. The accreditation exists to put in place an effective management system that produces a consistent and reliable occupational health and safety performance.

OHSAS 18001 is a widely recognised accreditation and is very popular within the industry as an occupational health and safety system.

During a review during 2007 OHSAS 18001 was modified to conform better with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation meaning organisations and companies that implement all 3 have less contradiction between them and more unity through their management systems. Also the ‘health and safety’ aspect was given a great emphasis to help protect employers, employees and customers.

The framework provided via the accreditation helps organisations to:

  • Identify and control health and safety risks
  • Reduce the potential for accidents
  • Aid legal compliance
  • Hire
  • Improve overall performance

Since its implementation OHSAS has been certified in over 54,000 organisations in 116 countries.

NEBOSH Accreditation

NEBOSH Accreditation

Over 200,000 people hold a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Why? Because it’s the gold standard in health and safety qualifications.

Thousands of leading experts and organisations have helped us update the most widely respected health and safety qualification of its kind in the world. This means that it’s designed to reflect the needs of today’s employer giving learners everything they need to know and do to make their workplace safer.

Relevant to every workplace, the NEBOSH National General Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors and anybody with health and safety management responsibilities. It’s also perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career and gives you a stepping stone to success.

IPAF Rental Accreditation

IPAF Rental Accreditation

IPAF Rental+ provides assurance to your customers at every stage of the Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) hire/rental process that they're choosing a company with the highest standards and best practice in the powered access industry. It’s proof you have been independently audited and meets rigorous standards of training, equipment inventory and customer satisfaction.

To gain IPAF Rental+ certification, you must meet and pass the following:

  • IPAF Hire Requirements – IPAF Core Criteria
    (Based upon regulatory and best practice in the industry driven by the ISO 9001:2015 standard)
  • Health & Safety Assessment – SSIP Core Criteria (UK only)

(Based upon PAS91, which is a standard prequalification questionnaire for the construction industry in the UK, underpinned by relevant legislation)

CHAS Accreditation

CHAS Accreditation

CHAS helps clients and contractors ensure compliance across the different areas of risk management, and mitigate risks across the supply chain. We offer accreditation schemes that can help businesses achieve compliance, mitigate supply chain risks and support efficient supply chain management.

With the new Common Assessment Standard, we can review all aspects of your risk management policies in a single annual audit. And as one of the founders of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP), CHAS is committed to setting health and safety benchmarks that drive industries forward and make the world of work a safer place.

ROSPA Accreditation

ROSPA Accreditation

ROSPA can help – the exceptionally popular and much sought-after approval and accreditation schemes offer organisations the opportunity to demonstrate that their courses adhere to an accepted standard.

This scheme offers a professional assessment of driver training courses and lends added credibility.

Construction Online Accreditation

Construction Online Accreditation

Used by the construction industry in the UK. The database is accessed by over 2000 organisations including central government, local authorities & main contractors all whom require you to be accredited before beginning the tender process.

Constructionline helps both sides of the deal bypass typical problems associated with the tender process, saving everyone time, money and hassle in the process.

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