Supporting the Construction Sector with Certification Services

Apr. 12 2021

Certification to global standards continues to be the most credible way for any organisation to demonstrate its commitment to safety, environmental and quality. This includes companies in the construction sector, where interest in certification is high according to findings from Bureau Veritas.

We asked individuals working in the construction sector what their stance is on ISO certification and 82% of those who responded on our LinkedIn poll showed an appetite for achieving certification to demonstrate standards to stakeholders and clients.

Two thirds (66%) of respondents said their organisation is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and/or ISO 14001, while one in ten (10%) said they are interested but need more information about certification. A further 6% have SSIP accreditation, which meets their current requirements. SSIP is an umbrella organisation for health and safety assessment bodies, approved by the Health & Safety Executive.

The research highlights the value that construction industry professionals place on certification – and we’re responding with a series of services to support our clients in the sector.

Overcoming challenges in construction

Steve Highwood, Market Lead for Building and Infrastructure at Bureau Veritas said: “The construction industry faces a number of external pressures, from rising construction output prices to increases in safety regulations as a result of the Hackitt Report and subsequent safety measures. It is more important than ever for companies to demonstrate excellence in QHSE and drive continuous improvement. Certification to the global ISO standards remains the most credible way to do that.

“However, this is more than a box ticking exercise. Meeting the requirements of ISO9001: 2015 (Quality Management), ISO14001: 2015 (Environmental Management) and ISO45001: 2018 (Occupational Health & Safety Management) through effective management systems can improve safety, drive cost savings and improve performance. It can help demonstrate corporate governance to reduce the risk of penalties and liabilities. In many cases, certification is now a requirement of tenders, so it can also provide organisations of all sizes with an opportunity to enter new markets.

“Our research shows the appetite within the industry. Whether you are new to certification or looking to maintain accreditation, our dedicated team of certification specialists offers a wide range of customised certification and audit services to help clients achieve their goals.

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Bureau Veritas combines vast experience of working with clients in the construction sector with more than 60 accreditations worldwide to deliver a trusted solution.

For more information about our Certification services, click here.