A company that is offering maintenance services in the UK must have the proper certifications. Below describes each one and what each certification means. Companies must adhere to such policies, otherwise they are not reputable and would not be considered as a trusted source. These certification types are mandatory for that reason. If they were not, perhaps the industry would not be as regulated.
These regulations show that the business is completely certified. They must all be accredited.
This is to ensure quality of services in all aspects. The equipment and facilities used, training implemented, as well as the people themselves.
An acknowledgement of a company that adheres to all environmental concerns, and does so all the time.
This certification shows the business is also an accredited contractor that complies with every aspect of the health and safety process and standards in its organization.
An accreditation that shows a business is following proper health and safety standards in the workplace.
This is an assurance that these health and safety procedures that the business has implemented are regulated.
Although OHSAS, CHAS and SSIP may at first appear similar, but they are different in that OHAS 18001 follows health and safety; CHAS is confirming they are an accredited contractor that does so and, SSIP shows the procedures that are put to use are in fact, regulated.
Standards that a company follows should be straight forward. Simply put, a maintenance company should have all of these certifications in order to be considered reputable. At the end of the day it is about quality of service, being environmentally friendly and adhering to any and all health and safety procedures and rules.
These are standards that all businesses should follow in all areas of the UK.
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