The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management (FM) in the UK. Founded in 1993, the Institute represents and promotes the interest of members and the wider FM community. To increase participation and collaboration, promote professional standards, support career development and build an effective relationship with stakeholders including Government.
The Altius Vendor Assessment system has recently won the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Award for Innovation in Technology and Systems. Altius are accredited by Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) providing its assured vendors with the widest possible recognition of their status under mutual recognition arrangements.
SO 1400 is the internationally recognised standard for an organisation’s identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services, and to improve its environmental performance continually, and to implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets, to achieving these and to demonstrating that they have been achieved
ISO 9001 is the Internationally recognised standard for an organisation’s internal Quality Management. The term ‘quality’ refers to all those features of a product or service which are required by the customer. An organisation’s ‘Quality Management’ refers to an organisation’s actions to ensure that its products or services satisfy its customers’ quality requirements and complies with any regulations applicable to those products or services.
The CHAS scheme provides assessment criteria that Health and Safety professionals can apply to the Health and Safety element of a select list application. The scheme accesses adequacy and compliance of the Health and Safety policy statement, all organisation for health and safety and specific arrangements to a single, common, standard, acceptable to CHAS members and users.
Since 1997, Exor Management Services has worked with thousand's of suppliers, from large to small, to certify their capability and helping them win business in the public sector and beyond.
Exor is the leading independent accreditation service provider to the public sector. Our accredited approved supplier databases provides (Public, Private and Domestic) with a visible choice of valid and credible companies when they are looking to purchase goods and services from suppliers.
Clients have a legal obligation to ensure that contractors operate in a safe way. There is therefore need to access contractor’s Health & Safety arrangements, and increasingly this is being carried out through SAFE Contractor. Many large organisations now use SAFE Contractor as their primary means of selecting contractors. SAFE Contractor is effectively the client’s approved contractor list.
Owned by the Department of Industry (DTI) Constructionline is a contributor to the Rethinking construction initiative. It’s the UK’s register of pre-qualified construction contractors and consultants. Constructionline is designed to streamline pre-qualification procedures, to save valuable recourses in the construction industry, rendering it more efficient and effective.
ContractorPlus is a web enabled database that allows contractors to meet such demands and ensure total compliance to current Health and Safety legislation.The system is used Nationwide by Lambert Smith Hampton to ensure that the contractors they use are up the highest calibre and hold the relevant documentation to ensure safe working procedures within their properties,thereby reducing liability and ensuring legislative compliance.
Criminal Records Bureau:
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB),an Executive Agency of the Home Office,provides wider access to criminal record information through its Disclosure service.This service enables organizations in the public ,private and voluntary sectors to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain work,especially that involve children or vulnerable adults.The CRB was established under Part V of the Police Act 1997 and was launched in March 2002.
Green Accord Accreditation:
We are all under increasing pressure to comply with an ever growing number of regulations to maintain the highest standards of sustainability, but few of us can find a truly effective method that delivers real results in which to deliver these standardsThe Green Accord scheme provides that solution and is a proven accreditation that drives sustainability, addressing the expanding environmental responsibilities facing those who procure.It demonstrates best practice and promotes the reduction of environmental impact through the whole supply chain by demanding practical actions and the instigation of alternative working practices. It's about deeds not wordsIt is inclusive, benefiting both the client and supplier, as well as non-customers in terms of community benefit from environmental benefit realised.