What is the role of an accrediting body?
An Accreditation Body is a recognised organization within a set industry that provides formal assessment services. The assessment once passed displays a formal certified third party recognition of competence and conformity of the assessed company to perform specific tasks.
What are the benefits of using an accredited company such as Millwood Servicing Ltd?
The primary benefit of a company holding accreditation is that it increases trust with consumers. By going through the accreditation process and gaining the approval certificate, our customers can immediately see that our business is committed to maintaining high-quality, ethical standards and ongoing is audited thoroughly to ensure continued compliance and conformity.
The use of Third Party Certificated providers is strongly recommended by Government in guidance documents
“Third-party certification schemes for fire protection products and related services are an effective means of providing the fullest possible assurances, offering a level of quality, reliability and safety that non-certificated products may lack. Third-party quality assurance can offer comfort both as a means of satisfying you that goods and services you have purchased are fit for purpose, and as a means of demonstrating that you have complied with the law.”
Our Accrediting Bodies
The BAFE (SP203-1) Fire Alarm System and Service Provider scheme specifies that organisations have the required technical and quality management capabilities and risk assessment staff meet appropriate standard.
The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) accreditation body is a highly respected & trusted hallmark in the security & fire sectors, demonstrating technical expertise that is consistently meeting the highest standards, including the relevant British Standards and a reassuring high quality of service.
We are NSI Gold Accredited & have obtained our ISO 9001 approval for Quality Management Systems, ISO 45001 approval for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems & ISO 14001 for Environmental Management Systems.
SafeContractor delivers a tailored health and safety accreditation allowing contractors to showcase their capabilities to potential customers. To gain your health and safety accreditation you submit your details on one online platform and complete an assessment once a year.
Gold membership includes further validation checks using an enhanced prequalification questionnaire that goes beyond PAS 91. The company’s credentials for environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies. Some of these policies form part of the Cabinet Office Selection Questionnaire (SQ), which the public sector is expected to comply with.
CHAS helps clients (buyers) and contractors (suppliers) ensure compliance across the different areas of risk management and mitigate risks across the supply chain. We offer accreditation schemes that can help businesses achieve compliance, mitigate supply chain risks and support efficient supply chain management.
Builder’s Profile is the open-access Common Database service providing compliance and PQQ information to the construction industry. The secure common database enables subcontractors and suppliers to easily maintain and share information. For main contractors and clients, it provides all the information, documents and tools required to manage a supply chain no matter how large or small.
Achilles focuses on cost reduction and supply chain mapping but offers various procurement risk management tools such as carbon footprint data, sustainability, and CSR information.
NICEIC provides assessment and certification services for contractors working across the building services sectors.
The FIA is the largest not-for-profit fire protection trade association in the UK. The association objectives are to promote, improve and perfect fire protection methods, devices and services achieving this through the representation of our members, providing technical support, guidance and opportunities for professional advancement through education and appropriate regulation.
Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. It has replaced the previous Two Ticks Positive About Disabled People scheme. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people's representatives.
Prompt payment is a commercial discipline which requires businesses to: agree fair and reasonable payment terms with their suppliers ensure suppliers' invoices are approved and paid within agreed terms encourage adoption of the same practices throughout their supply chain.
Millwood Servicing has been appointed to the prestigious Fusion 21 Framework as a supplier for the Building Safety & Compliance for Passive Fire Protection - Fire Doors and Active Fire Safety.