Industry Specific Standards

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BS EN 1090 (CE Marking) Structural Steel

If you are involved in the manufacture of structural metal components or kits, you need to demonstrate that your products comply with BS EN 1090 as well as prove product conformance through mandatory CE marking.


It is a criminal offence to supply and trade structural metalwork on the European market unless it adheres to this standard and carries a legitimate CE mark. CE Marking is also a requirement of the Construction Products Regulation to harmonise the safety performance of construction products across the EU. CE Marking is regulated by criminal law and the penalties for not adhering to this mandate may result in fines, imprisonment or product recall.


We offer assessment and certification to ISO 9001, which is an integral part of the CE Marking process. As a Notified Body, we can also provide Factory Production Control (FPC) certification to BS EN 1090 for structural metal products and ancillaries.

BS EN 1090 Certification

To gain certification and be awarded a CE Mark, you are required to undertake the following:

 
  • Initial type-testing of your products

  • Factory Production Control

You must also be assessed by a Notified Body such as Alcumus ISOQAR that will carry out:

 
  • Initial inspection of your manufacturing plant

  • Initial inspection of your FPC

  • Continuous surveillance, assessment and approval of your FPC

We will then issue an FPC certificate and Welding Certificate identifying the Execution Class that you have achieved.

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BAFE Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Scheme

We have a team of auditors who can assess you against the requirements of BAFE SP101 & ST 104 – Contract Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers. Both schemes are now incorporated into one scheme document and are aimed at enabling organisations meet the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. To become BAFE approved you will need to meet all requirements set out in the BAFE SP101 scheme document.

One of these requirements is to demonstrate you have a quality management system such as ISO 9001 in place. While SP101 puts a specific focus on technician competence, ST 104 places emphasis on the individual technician rather than solely the organisation registered to the scheme.

Benefits

 

  • ‚ÄčIndependent overview of technicians

  • Consistent level of service

  • Increased customer satisfaction

  • Recognised industry benchmark

  • Provides quality organisations with a market differentiator

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ISO/TS 29001 Quality Management for Oil and Gas

Show your commitment to safety and win more tenders with ISO 29001

SO/TS 29001 is the technical specification for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. It was developed as a direct result of a partnership between the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and the international oil and gas industry. In a sector which is renowned for posing substantial risk to both people and the environment, adopting ISO 29001 can help demonstrate that your business is acting responsibly and taking the necessary steps to mitigate risk.

Certification to ISO/TS 29001:

  • Shows a commitment to managing operations safely and effectively within a hazardous industry

  • Assists with tender opportunities as the standard is often a prerequisite within the supply chain

  • Reduces costs and operational cycle times through effective and efficient use of resources

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BS 102000 Code of Practice for the Provision of Investigative Services

BS 102000 – Code of practice for the provision of investigative services was published in 2013. Whilst not mandatory the standard provides a framework to demonstrate the integrity of your business. To comply with the standard you will need to demonstrate the following: that you have a clearly defined management structure; that you work to a code of conduct; that your business meets all appropriate legislative requirements; and that you have the necessary finances, resources, competence and insurance in place to provide a quality service.

As an independent UKAS accredited certification body, we can audit your business to ISO 9001:2015 and include the new code of practice as part of your scope. This will give you a UKAS accredited certificate as evidence that your operations are backed up by a quality management system and you are meeting the stringent requirements of industry-recognised standards.

Certification to BS 102000

  • Demonstrates that you have a clearly defined management structure showing control and accountability at each level of operation in place

  • Demonstrates your compliance with legal requirements, such as the Data Protection Act 1998, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act and the Bribery Act

  • Provides external confidence in your organisation’s capabilities and that you have the appropriate skills, knowledge and security screening in place to operate with integrity

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ISO/IEC 20000 IT Service Management

Deliver superior technology support and attract more customers with ISO 20000. 

ISO 20000 is an international IT standard that allows companies to demonstrate excellence and prove best practice in IT management. The standard provides a framework for service providers to monitor, measure and review their service management processes.

ISO 20000 is based on the quality management standard ISO 9001 – that means it will help you effectively deliver managed services to meet your corporate and customer requirements.

Certification to ISO/IEC 20000:

  • Helps competitive differentiation by demonstrating reliability and high quality of service

  • Improves market access as many organisations in the public sector mandate that their IT service providers demonstrate compliance with ISO 20000

  • Promotes a reliable IT infrastructure, improving customer satisfaction and attracting new business

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The National Highway Sector Schemes (NHSS)

The National Highways Sector Schemes (NHSS) are based on the ISO 9001 framework but interpret it specifically to highways maintenance activities. Whilst there are currently more than 20 individual schemes, the individual schemes fall under four main categories: road surfacing and marking; fencing, landscaping and vehicle safety restraints; traffic management; lighting, electronics and corrosion protection.

Certification to NHSS:

  • Opens up new opportunities – if you currently work only on non-national road networks, NHSS registration clears the way toward you taking on contracts for the national road network

  • Gives greater visibility to contracting bodies (you can join the online Schedule of Suppliers, a national register of independently approved contractors and subcontractors)

  • Helps you better understand and manage risk – the NHSS assessment process can help you pinpoint areas of risk in your operations

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Cheque Printer Accreditation Scheme (CPAS)

Take action to mitigate and address fraudulent activity with the Cheque Printer Accreditation Scheme and Standard 55.

To address potential violations any company that wishes to print cheques for its own use drawn on the company’s own account must become a member of the Cheque Printer Accreditation Scheme (CPAS) and adhere to the requirements of the CCC&C Standard 55 which is, in essence ISO 27001 with added industry specific requirements.

Certification to CPAS:

  • Ensures that the specified quality and security standards for printing cheques are maintained – for example quality control in the paper, ink, and security features used in cheque production

  • Provides a robust and preventative measure against fraudulent attack on business and personal cheques through increased security during all phases of the cheque printing process.

  • Maximises operational efficiency in the cheque clearings

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