4-years ago we were asked by the Isle of Grain Power Station in Kent to upgrade to B2 level. They set their policy that all companies working at their site must hold B2 level accreditation, and were so keen for us to get it they paid for the first year’s audit of around £3,000. On the 11th & 12th of July, we took a two day audit for our Achilles UVDB B2 accreditation. This is an annual process to ensure that we meet extremely high standards with the Utilities Vendor Database.
“A two day audit for high risk large suppliers providing works or services into the utilities sector. The audit will be split into two parts; a one day Management Systems Evaluation and a one day Site based assessment. This is for contractors or suppliers who work or provide services on operational sites owned, managed or controlled by a utility.” [Source – Achilles]. We received 100% across the board, once again – for the fourth year running. Credit goes to Martin Dean for having all the required documentation in order and Michael Couldrey – on V69, who performed a safe and professional lifting operation.
As you can tell, we’re extremely pleased with this audit. To continuously maintain a 100% score across the board is something to be very proud of. In our first year we achieved 100% (other than one category, which was 96%) but for the last 3-years we’ve made a clean sweep of 100% across the board. We became the first specialist haulier to achieve that high a level of This accreditation demonstrates a commitment to health and safety, and professionalism, to all sectors of the utilities industry, whether that be electricity (including solar and wind power), gas or water suppliers. So what does this mean for us? With this score, there are huge opportunities for the growth of our business.