Accreditations

  • Acclaim Health and Safety

    Acclaim Accreditation is exclusive to Construction Line members and allows contractors, sub contractors and material suppliers to be assessed on health and safety as part of their Construction Line membership. Acclaim Accreditation is also a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement.

  • ACDC Accrediation Scheme

    The ACDC Register is powered by Quidos Ltd, an accreditation body since 2006. Subscribing to the ACDC Register doesn’t just demonstrate to our customers and staff that we are committed to being compliant. Being part of the ACDC Register ensures you that we are committed to holding the best practice, and reassures you to trust that you are being guided and assessed to the very highest standard of quality within the industry.

  • Achillies UVDB

    Achilles supports over 200 large buying organisations and 32,000 suppliers across 6 different communities in the utilities sector. This level allows registration on the database and allows open tenders and opportunities to be seen. Achilles is the recognised accreditation scheme for the Utility sector and often features as a requirement in the procurement process.

  • Achilles Verify

    The Achilles Verify level allows the storing of demonstrable evidence of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality capabilities which will save time and effort when pre-qualifying for Safety Critical tenders. Achilles Verify is critical to enable companies to work within the Utility sector. Lanes recognise that this scheme is fundamental to their success in this sector.

  • Altius Assured Vendor

    Altius is not just a member of SSIP. Reflecting its commitment to the principles of mutual recognition, it proud to sit on the Forum Management Group (which is responsible for the day-to-day management of SSIP) and also to have developed, and now to be hosting, the SSIP Portal. Client specific portal for a large client supporting the retail sector.

  • APEA

    As a supplier to the Petroleum industry, Lanes has joined the Association for Petroleum & Explosives Administration (APEA).

  • Avetta

    Created by leading safety professionals, Avetta is a contractor management company with a focus of improving health and safety standards. The services help to pre-screen suppliers, verify insurance and perform risk-based audits for contractors. The Lanes membership number is 45854.

  • British Safety Council

    The British Safety Council is a government-regulated awarding body and, as such, must comply with a wide range of conditions set by the regulator so that rigour and consistency in the awarding of qualifications is maintained. The Council is only UK awarding body to offer a complete suite of health and safety qualifications from Entry Level to Level 6 in the national framework. Mandatory requirement for working on the Thames Water framework contract. Lanes joined this scheme in 2012.

  • BS EN ISO 14001: 2015 - Environment, Cert No. 16453

    ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organisation can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organisation regardless of its activity or sector. Using ISO 14001:2004 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved. Benefits: Reduced cost of waste management. Savings in consumption of energy and materials. Lower distribution costs. Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public.

  • BS EN ISO 9001:2015 – Quality, Cert No. 16453

    An ISO 9001 quality management system helps to continually monitor and manage quality across all operations. As the world’s most widely recognised quality management standard, it outlines ways to achieve, as well as benchmark, consistent performance and service. With ISO 9001, processes can be put in place that allow improvements in operations at all levels. Benefits: Allows you to become a more consistent competitor in your marketplace. Better quality management helps you meet customer needs. More efficient ways of working will save time, money and resources. Improved operational performance will cut errors and increase profits. Motivate and engage staff with more efficient internal processes. Win more high value customers with better customer service. Broaden business opportunities by demonstrating compliance.

  • BS OHSAS 18001:2007 - Occupational Health & Safety, Cert No. 16453

    BS OHSAS 18001 is a truly international standard which sets out the requirements for occupational health and safety management good practice for any size of organisation. It provides guidance to help you design your own health and safety framework – allowing you to bring all relevant controls and processes into one management system. BS OHSAS 18001 can also be adapted to all types of organisations to help eliminate or minimise operational risks and hazards. The standard is designed to help you create the best possible working conditions in your organisation – helping you to meet legal, industry and customer requirements. Benefits: Create the best possible working conditions across your organisation. Identify hazards and put in place controls to manage them. Reduce workplace accidents and illness to cut related costs and downtime. Engage and motivate staff with better, safer working conditions. Demonstrate compliance to customers and suppliers.

  • BSI ISO 22301:2012

    Business Continuity - ISO 22301 is the international standard for business continuity management, and builds on the success of British Standard BS 25999 and other regional standards. It’s designed to protect business from potential disruption. This includes extreme weather, fire, flood, natural disaster, theft, IT outage, staff illness or terrorist attack. The ISO 22301 management system lets you identify threats relevant to business and the critical business functions they could impact. And it allows plans to be put n place ahead of time to ensure business doesn’t come to a standstill. Benefits: Identify and manage current and future threats to your business. Take a proactive approach to minimizing the impact of incidents . Keep critical functions up and running during times of crises. Minimize downtime during incidents and improve recovery time. Demonstrate resilience to customers, suppliers and for tender requests.

  • Building Confidence

    Achilles BuildingConfidence is an online community and accreditation standard used by 19 buyer organisations and over 1,500 suppliers in the UK construction sector. Launched in 2007 in collaboration with Lend Lease, Achilles BuildingConfidence is designed to meet the increasingly demanding legislative and risk management needs of construction clients. Achilles BuildingConfidence community is managed by an industry Steering Group compromising of members from across the sector to drive industry best practice. Lanes have been members of Building Confidence for over 3 years. Mainly associated with the construction industry this is a requirement for the procurement process of several major construction companies.

  • CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme)

    CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK.

    It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers. CHAS is a founder member and past Chair of Safety Schemes in Procurement. Lanes has been a member of CHAS for a number of years — an essential accreditation for working in Local Authority and Public Sector work.

  • City & Guilds

    Lanes Group has created the UK’s first City & Guilds course for drainage engineers as part of a strategy to embed a culture of excellence within the company. The new two-day course delivers class-based study on customer service, health and safety and drainage terminology, followed by a day of practical training covering equipment handling and unblocking drains.

  • Constructing Better Health

    Constructing Better Health (CBH) is a non-profit organisation which aims to improve health standards of workers in the Construction Industry, based on the idea that a healthy workforce is happier and more productive. The Lanes membership number for CBH is EMP000796.

  • Construction Line

    Construction Line is a national online database, the UK's largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. Construction Line is a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement. Previously run by the Department of Industry, Lanes have been members of Constructionline for over a decade. Widely recognised by social housing, local authorities and other public sector bodies as a an accreditation scheme to be measured by.

  • Eurosafe UK

    The Eurosafe UK CDM Competent Scheme is a health and safety assessment exercise based on the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2007 and other workplace related legislation. Eurosafe UK is a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement. Another SSIP organisation that is client specific. Lanes embraces schemes such as this to promote good health and safety practise across our network of depots.

  • FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) (Bronze Accreditation)

    The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is an accreditation scheme that aims to improve fleet activity in London and throughout the UK and beyond. FORS provides a quality and performance benchmark for van, lorry, mini-bus, coach and bus operators and allows access to a range of exclusive accreditation benefits. Accreditation of FORS can provide the tools to help you become safer, greener and more efficient. It is an excellent way to prove to existing clients your credentials as a high performing operator who adheres to high quality standards. Specifically aimed at improving driving standards in the London area, Lanes joined this scheme on securing a national framework utility contract in the region. Critical to the success of this contract is behavioural change for all operatives which includes promoting better driving skills. Adopting and sharing best practise is fundamental to its success.

  • Rail Alliance

    The Rail Alliance is the sector's largest networking organisation for business to business events. This allows Lanes the opportunity to develop stronger relationships with other companies operating within in the industry.

  • RISQS Audit

    A natural extension to the RISQS registration is the qualified audit process. This proves that standards are maintained throughout the organisation.

  • RISQS Membership

    RISQS (formerly Achilles Link-up) is fundamental for the growth of the rail sector, which in turn generates a lot of contractual business for companies like Lanes Group. With supporting rail-based organisations, RISQS ensures the management of supply chain risk, as well as the safe and cost-effective acquirement of railway products and services. This accreditation is also essential with the compliance to legislation. Lanes Group have held the RISQS (formerly Achilles Link-up) for 15 years.

  • RoSPA (Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents)

    RoSPA is a registered charity and has been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years. Lanes Commitment to Health and Safety standards within our own company and the wider drainage marketplace ensures that we seek the best advise possible from perhaps the best known health and safety body in the UK. Yearly audits ensure that best practise is adhered to throughout the organisation.

  • Safe Contractor

    Safe Contractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 200 major clients and over 18,000 contractor members. Registered members with the safe contractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors. With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the safe contractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors. Safe Contractor is a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement. One of the original Health and Safety accreditation schemes Lanes have been members for several years. A requirement for dealing with several public sector clients such as East Ayrshire Council and Norland Managed Services.

  • Safemark

    Safemark has been developed to help home builders meet their obligation to only appoint competent contractors. The scheme is a pre-qualification assessment designed around the requirements of Appendix 4 of the Approved Code of Practice to CDM `07. Safemark is accredited to the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) standard, of which NHBC is a founder member. Another SSIP organisation that is client specific. Lanes embraces schemes such as this to promote good health and safety practise across our network of depots.

  • SMAS Worksafe Contractor

    SMAS Worksafe Schemes offer a fast, efficient and cost effective way of demonstrating your Health and Safety competence and gaining a nationally recognised H&S certificate from a SSIP Member Scheme. SMAS is a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement. A client specific health and safety portal. Lanes understands and embraces the use of SSIP schemes for all our clients.

  • The Future Water Association Member

    The Future Water Association (formerly The Society of British Water and Wastewater Industries, SBWWI) aims to shape the future of the water sector. Inspiring, supporting and leading the water supply chain it informs the sector about opportunities, the regulators about challenges and Government about policy direction. The FWA innovates through Water Dragons and delivering the 'Innovating the Future' roadmap; whilst influencing the supply chain to develop innovative solutions and new ways of thinking.

  • UKSTT (United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology)

    The UKSTT (United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology) is a registered charity involved in the development and promotion of Trenchless techniques, sometimes termed No-Dig techniques, ideal for those with an interest in modern systems of utility installation and repair. UKSTT is an industry body that it is fundamental to maintaining standards in the rehabilitation and trenchless technology sector. Promoting quality and exacting standards in the rehabilitation marketplace. Lanes currently carry out in excess of £12m worth of rehabilitation work each year.

  • WJA (Water Jetting Association)

    The Association of High Pressure Water Jetting Contractors seek the help of - and provide information to - Safety Officers from all over the country about the enormous benefits (and potential hazards) of High Pressure Water Jetting. Developments have seen that Training Courses are now accredited by the City & Guilds Institute. The Association also recognises and supports the CSCS or Construction Skills Certification Scheme - there is a route to CSCS Certification via the WJA Training Certificates and 'Industry Accreditation'. An industry organisation working towards maintaining standards in the drainage and wider jetting sector. Lanes are committed to continued membership of this organisation and recognise and endorse the good practise that is promoted through this organisation.

  • WRc (Water Research Centre)

    The WRc is an independent and employee-controlled organisation with an expertise built from over 80 years of national and international work. Our clients are at the centre of everything we do. We remain true to our origins and continue to place an emphasis on the use of robust science and technical excellence to underpin our services to our clients as they face the challenges of the 21st century. WRc is dedicated to providing innovative and practical solutions to our customers and operates in the water, waste and environmental sectors. Some key benefits of working with WRc include: Delivering value from innovative solutions. Being responsive to our clients’ demands. Striving to be trusted as a centre of excellence that always delivers. Providing challenging opportunities for all employees.