Behind the badge: what our approvals and certification mean for Block Managers?
All our accreditations have value and help us to prove to our clients we are among the very best in the business – giving them and their residents peace of mind. Here is a brief lowdown on what they mean.
- NICEIC Approved Contractor
NICEIC is the leading certification body that assesses and regulates electrical contractors in the UK. As part of being an NICEIC Approved Contractor, we submit ourselves to regular third party inspections of our electrical work, and we believe the approval marks us out as one of the very best in the industry.
Contractors are approved via a rigorous assessment process that includes reviewing a sample of the contractor’s work, inspecting documentation and equipment and evaluating the competence of key supervisory staff. When a contractor holds an Approved Contractor status, customers can be assured in the knowledge that they are employing someone who conducts quality work according to high safety standards.
- B M TRADA
If fire doors are not properly installed, their fire resistance capabilities can be seriously compromised. B M TRADA accreditation provides reassurance to specifiers, contractors and end users that the product they have chosen has been installed correctly and that it should perform as intended. The B M TRADA scheme is designed to ensure that fire doorsets are being installed correctly, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or appropriate guidelines. We carry out a range of B M TRADA Certified fire protection works which help block managers proactively bring their buildings up to current standards. From pre-emptive detection, compartmentation and design work, to post fire reinstatement work, A S Ramsay Block understand the issues facing block managers and residents alike.
SafeContractor is a health and safety accreditation which helps us to demonstrate your commitment to best practice. Just like our NICEIC Approved Contractor accreditation, we submit ourselves to audits by the scheme operator and the accreditation allows us to prove we take health and safety extremely seriously. Safety is key to everything we do.
The Constructionline platform puts our business before the UK’s largest network of construction buyers and gives them the information they need to select us for their next project. Above all, it saves us and our potential clients’ time when it comes to pre-qualification criteria for projects.
CHAS accreditation helps us to display compliance across the different areas of risk management, and it helps to mitigate risk across the supply chain. It also allows us to simply prequalify for project opportunities.
Working on such gorgeous stone buildings means we are very careful about what we use to clean and rejuvenate properties. We are a listed user of Stonehealth cleaning systems, such as DOFF, which cleans stonework and masonry using high-temperature steam and TORC, which gently removes carbon sulphation, brittle paints, limescale and much more. The products have a valued reputation with Architects, Conservation Officers and other specifiers.