Accreditations

Our accreditations and suppliers

Accreditations

ISO 9001

The most widely recognised standard is ISO 9001, a basic quality management system that can be used in industries of any size, anywhere in the world.

Registration to ISO 9001 (or other quality management standards) provides objective proof that a business has implemented an effective quality management system, and that it satisfies all of the requirements of the applicable standard. An external, impartial expert called a registrar or CB (Certification Body) conducts an on-site audit to determine whether or not a company is in conformance to the standard. If they are found to be in conformance, they will be issued a certificate showing their address, scope of operations and the seals of the accreditation bodies that give the registrar its legitimacy.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 was developed to provide a management system to help organisations reduce their environmental impact. The standard provides the framework for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to the environmental by:

  • Reducing harmful effects on the environment
  • Providing evidence of continual improvement of Environmental Management

The standard is generic and does not apply to any particular industry or business sector. It provides a strategic framework that can be used to meet internal and external objectives for Environmental Management.

Achilles

Achilles are one of the world’s largest and most trusted providers of supplier information that assists and supports the procurement process. They identify, qualify, evaluate and monitor suppliers on behalf of major organisations worldwide. In doing this, they build and support online communities in many industry sectors, creating unique and powerful global networks.

Their services deliver lasting benefits for buyers and suppliers, including new access to new business opportunities, improving procurement efficiency, and reducing supply chain risk.

Achilles was created in 1990 in Norway. Today they have offices all over the world. With headquarters in the UK, they employ around 670 people in 23 countries, offering global procurement services, with local expertise. Their communities serve more than 750 of the world’s largest companies and over 77,000 registered suppliers.

Lloyd’s Register GIRS

Allen Welding Limited is a Lloyd’s Register GIRS (Gas Industry Registration Scheme) accredited company and, as such, the GIRS accreditation mark represents the achievement of a high technical, quality and safety standard and is recognised by all UK Gas Transporters.

We hold full accreditation for the following scope:
• CNRC (Connections, Non Routine, Complex – Specialist Hot Welding Connections)

We are currently working towards gaining accreditation to CNRB standard.

EUSR

EUSR is designed to support industry employers and add value to the sector. As the Sector Skills Council (SSC) the gas, power, waste management and water industries, Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) operates an independent skills platform, referred to as EUSR, which provides recognised standards for the utility sector.

Individuals who qualify for registration with EUSR are issued with a card and appear on the EUSR website.

EUSR is beneficial to both employers and individuals as they move between companies or between industries. Employers have a robust way of verifying the abilities of their workers while individuals have a recognised method of demonstrating their abilities to employers.

SSIP Membership

SMAS is a proud member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum.

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 certificate issued by an SSIP Member Scheme.

Holding a valid SSIP Member Scheme certificate means that a contractor has demonstrated their 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, contractors holding a SMAS H&S certificate will be recognised by the other Member Schemes who offer mutual recognition

IGEM

IGEM is a Chartered professional membership body, licensed by the Engineering Council, for gas industry professionals operating in the UK and overseas.

 

Constructionline

Constructionline is the UK’s most connected and progressive provider of procurement and supply chain management services, making contracting simpler and helping our customers achieve more.

People we work for

Wales and West Utilities, Morrison Utility Services, Fulcrum, Babcock, Oil and Pipeline Authority (OPA), National Grid, NHS, and Network Rail.

We are establishing processes and procedures to take into account quality, environmental, statutory, supplier & customer requirements. These are being determined and implemented in accordance with all the requirements of ISO 9001.2008 and ISO 14001.2004. We employ a gas engineer to assist on projects, with particular regard to Health & Safety issues in compliance with the CDM Regulations, including the preparation of Construction Phase Plans where required.

Our Certifications

All welders are coded to P1, P2 & P9 specifications, + BS5871/2 standards

All workforce hold current certifications for:

EUSR – Energy and Utility Skills Register
CFCS – Construction Industry Certificate
IPAF – Scissor Hoists/Booms
Asbestos Training
PLASMA – Erection of scaffolding towers etc.
Abrasive Wheels
First Aid
Fire Training
Working at Heights and in Confined Spaces

Supplier Number : 700340

Allen Welding are now fully registered as a supplier on the Utilities Vendor Database