|The Property Care Association is the trade association representing specialists in wall-tie replacement, remedial timber treatment and damp proofing; manufacturers and distributors of damp control and timber treatment products; independent consultants; freelance surveyors and private members. The Association can provide a full range of technical, marketing and administration services to members, specifiers and clients. (Membership No. 5112)
The PCA ensures that the highest levels of professionalism operate among its members. Companies and surveyors applying for membership must meet a number of strict criteria to ensure they meet the required standards (including qualified surveyors, approved financial status, minimum length of trading). All companies are audited on a regular basis to assure their standards of workmanship. Furthermore, if you have a dispute with a PCA member about their standard of work, the Association may be able to get involved to help resolve any issues.
|Formed by the industry to offer fair, transparent insurance-backed guarantees and to protect property owners from the inadequate treatment guarantees that are still regularly issued throughout the remedial industry. The GPI guarantee covers you for the contractor’s liability under their guarantee if they are no longer in business FOR ANY REASON. (Membership No. 17583)|
|Constructionline is owned by the Department of Industry (DTI). It is the UK’s largest register of prequalified construction contractors and consultants that have met the pre-qualification requirements supported by the DTI. (Registration No. 3883)|
|Exor’s services enable organisations to meet their compliance and procurement policies across a wide range of areas, including efficiency, economic development, regeneration and risk management. Since its launch Exor has become one of the leading independent providers of supply chain risk management solutions in the UK. (Registration No. HA1658)|
|The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme is supported by the Health and Safety Executive. It aims to help public-sector organisations drawing up shortlists for tendering and pre-approved contractor’s lists by providing information about the Health and Safety of potential contractors. CHAS is available for any public-sector organisation. CHAS provides information relating to the health and safety element of the application only (Call 0208 545 3838 to check out our CHAS status)|
|SAFEcontractor is a health & safety accreditation scheme for contractors. It simplifies the process of demonstrating to clients that we have health & safety policies and procedures in place. (Call Tel: 02920 266 242 to check our SAFEcontractor status).|
|Successful assessment by SMAS Worksafe means that an organisation meets the recognised Stage 1 standard for H&S. This standard is recognised by the HSE and accreditation schemes that have quality assurance processes. SSIP assessments are all judged on core criteria approved by HSE. These core criteria describe what it means for a construction business to comply with basic health and safety law.
The SMAS Worksafe assessment itself looks to ensure that contractors have (and use) an effective H&S Management System to ensure that any work they are engaged in is, so far as reasonably practical, carried out without risk to health and safety.
|TrustMark is a new initiative between Government, consumer groups and industry designed to help you find reputable firms to carry out repairs, maintenance and improvements in your home or garden. TrustMark is based around a set of Government-endorsed standards for trade associations, certification bodies and other organisations that wish to become approved scheme operators.|