Trend Technology Centre
In the UK, Trend Partners fall into three categories – Trend Technology Centres (TTCs), System Integrators (SIs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) who provide factory fitted controls. To gain and maintain accredited status these companies must demonstrate that they satisfy qualification criteria and in the case of TTC’s undergo regular formal audits to ensure their activities continue to meet Trends required standards.
Building Controls Industry Association
The BCIA represents companies in the manufacturer, installation and maintenance of building controls and Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS). ‘Building controls are key to long-term energy efficiency, and the BCIA aims to promote their intelligent and appropriate specification, installation and use. Membership of the BCIA signifies that a company wants to share our high standards and is committed to helping our sector help end-users.’ – Steve Harrison, President – BCIA
The Energy Institute (EI) is the professional body for the energy industry, delivering good practice and professionalism across the depth and breadth of the sector. The Energy Institute is committed to: • provide professional recognition. • provide knowledge and information through conferences, technical publications and journals and online activities. • provide extensive technical and scientific support across the energy industries. • provide education, training and library information services. • develop technical solutions and good practice guidance on health, safety and environment issues in partnership with industry. • stimulate and facilitate policy debate and influence. • offer regional, national and international networks to bring the energy community together • support individuals’ development and recognise their achievement
BSRIA Soft Landings User Group
Soft Landings means designers and constructors staying involved with buildings beyond practical completion. This will assist the client during the first months of operation and beyond, to help fine-tune and de-bug the systems, and ensure the occupiers understand how to control and best use their buildings. Our Sales Director, Mark Savage, has been a member of the Soft Landings User Group since 2010 and has contributed to the Seasonal Commissioning Guide and How to Procure Soft Landings publications.
The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers. CHAS assesses applicants: • Health and safety policy statement; • Their organisation for health and safety; • Their specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others
Safe Contractors Scheme
Safecontractor 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 safecontractor 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 safecontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors
Construction Line + Acclaim
At the heart of what Constructionline do is their national online database, the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. In terms of efficiency, time and cost saving and best practice, Constructionline is proven to deliver for public and private sector organisations alike. Acclaim is a member of ‘Safety Schemes In Procurement’ (SSIP), which is an umbrella organisation for stage 1 health and safety assessment schemes. SSIP is recognised by a large and growing number of buyers within the construction industry. This gives suppliers the freedom to choose the scheme that suits them – eliminating the need to collect multiple accreditations to appease different buyers