Inner City Environmental are committed to maintaining the highest standards in everything we do. The accreditations we hold demonstrate our commitment to achieving these and serve as reassurance to our clients.
However we continually review all our methods and systems of work to ensure we exceed what is required to achieve these standards.
The company’s Integrated Management System has delivered continual progression which has enabled us to achieve our ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 accreditations .
We are also regularly audited by ARCA (The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) which helps to keep our standards high, to help us deliver operational best practice and keep our environment safe.
The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) Site Audit Accreditation Scheme remains the vehicle for full contracting members to continually demonstrate that they are working to the very high standards required in the industry today.
The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) has awarded us a Gold Award for Training on several occasions. To attain the award, we are required to achieve an average score of above 92.5% across all delegates.
ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that outlines how we put an effective environmental management system in place in our organisation. It is designed to help our businesses remain commercially successful without overlooking environmental responsibilities and impacts. It also helps us to grow whilst also reducing the environmental impact of this growth.
ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognised Quality Management System (QMS). It belongs to the ISO 9000 family of quality management system standards (along with ISO 9004), and helps us to meet the expectations and needs of our customers.
Our ISO 9001 quality management system helps us to continually monitor and manage quality across all of our operations, and outlines ways to achieve, as well as benchmark, consistent performance and service.
ISO 45001 is the world's international standard for occupational health and safety, issued to protect employees and visitors from work-related accidents and diseases. ISO 45001 certification was developed to mitigate any factors that can cause employees and businesses irreparable harm.
CHAS is a health and safety accreditation scheme for the construction industry, and acts as a type of pre-qualification during the tender process. Some of our buyers require CHAS to be gained before they will allow us to tender, and this is being seen more often in public procurements such as for councils, schools and other public sector bodies. The purpose of CHAS is to help both buyers and suppliers in the assessment of health and safety competence.
Constructionline is the UK’s largest pre-qualification certification scheme for construction-related contractors, consultants and material suppliers. Its aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector procurers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures.
Since the launch of SSIP, many Clients and Principal Contractors now adopt an SSIP approach to H&S pre-qualification and will only use contractors who hold a valid and in date Scheme certificate issued by an SSIP Member Scheme.
We hold a valid SSIP Member Scheme certificate which means that we have demonstrated our capability by meeting the SSIP ‘core criteria’.
A key aim of the SSIP Forum is to reduce the burden and cost of H&S bureaucracy across the construction industry and as part of this, our SMAS Worksafe certificate will be recognised by the other SSIP members who offer mutual recognition – meaning that we should not have to complete a further full H&S assessment with them.