Compliance Surveys Limited have been retained by VF Nortern Europe to undertake Fire Risk Asessment and Health and Safety Risk Assessment surveys of their retail portfolio.

The VF  Northern Europe corporate umbrella encompasses brands such as Timberland, Vans, The North Face, Reef, Lee, Wrangler, Napijiri and Smartwool to name a few.

                  

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Compliance Surveys Limited have been appointed by the Busy Bees Group to undertake their Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) audit. Busy Bees are the UK's largest childcare provider with 237 nurseries Nationwide.

ESOS is the UK’s legislative response to Article 8 of the European Commission’s Energy Efficiency Directive. The aim is to cut carbon emissions by requiring large businesses to identify energy reduction measures. Thousands of UK organisations will be affected by the scheme.
 
Under ESOS, all large companies must undertake an energy audit conducted or overseen by an approved Lead Assessor once every four years. Audits will include an estimate of total energy consumption, covering buildings, industrial processes, and transport, and identify energy saving opportunities. The audit must be signed off by a board-level director before being submitted to the Environment Agency. The first deadline will be 5 December 2015.
 
A Company qualifies as a Large Undertaking and will have to comply with the ESOS Regulations (or other exempting scheme by 5th December 2015) if it meets either one or any of the conditions below:
a. it employs 250 or more people,
b. it has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777),
c. annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489).
 


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HOBBS

Compliance Surveys Limited have been retained by the womens fashion retailer Hobbs as their asbestos consultants for their store refurbishment programme.

The stores are undergoing major refits and the required "Refurbishment Asbestos Surveys" are being undertaken "out of hours" to facilitate no loss of trade.

 



LEAD PAINT SAMPLING

Compliance Surveys Limited has added another service to its portfolio. 

The majority of people in the UK are unaware that lead, within layers of paint often buried for years, can still create a toxic threat to health.  This is a problem that affects the majority of buildings, especially homes and schools.  Young children and women (especially during pregnancy and breast-feeding) are most vulnerable.
 
The only way to understand the extent to which this may affect you, your family or colleagues is through lead surveys and lead paint testing whenever and wherever the work involves the disturbance of existing paintwork.   
 
Potential lead paint and dust hazards on a project need to be identified and quantified as early as possible.  This allows for the proper evaluation of the options to remove or replace, encapsulate or paint over affected areas and components. Lead surveys are a legal requirement for commercial projects where paintwork is liable to be disturbed, regardless of the age of the building/s.

Compliance Surveys will sample any suspected areas. Have the sample analysed at an accreditted laboratory and provide a full report of the findings.

 


ALTIUS ACCREDITATION

Compliance Surveys has proved its excellence in business performance after passing a rigorous independent assessment and accreditation process.
 
The company can now forge links with blue chip businesses like Selfridges, Morrison's Airbus, SGP Property and Facilities Management, General Healthcare Group, Punch Taverns, Arcadia Group, Wolseley and Superdrug, after qualifying as an Altius Assured Vendor.
 
Gary Plant, Managing Director of award winning Altius Vendor Assessment (www.altiusva.com), said:  “Compliance Surveys Ltd has demonstrated to our expert assessors that it’s a top supplier. This provides complete assurance that it has all the necessary health and safety systems, insurance coverage, and other requirements in place to be a competent supplier to large corporate customers. We are delighted to welcome the team as one of our assured contractors.”
 
Adam Grundy BSc MRICS, Managing Director, said: “Achieving this recognised standard proves our high level of competency. It will enable us to compete nationally for major contracts and boost our reputation as a quality supplier. The major corporate businesses who are partnered with Altius can have confidence in our abilities, and it gives us a golden opportunity to increase our sales.”
 
Compliance Surveys is an Altius Assured Vendor of Asbestos Surveys, Water Risk Assessment Surveys, Commercial Energy Performance Certificates and Fire Risk Assessments Surveys. 
 
Altius Vendor Assessment helps companies to assess, improve, monitor and assure their supply base – to reduce their risk and liability and increase performance.  The robust online supplier accreditation and management system takes a thorough evidence-based approach to checking the competences and financial health of suppliers (vendors) and ultimately gives peace of mind to the end user. 
 



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CONCERNED ABOUT LEGIONELLA??

Compliance Surveys awarded L.C.A. accreditation.
 

Compliance Surveys are the only independent firm of Chartered Surveyors with accreditation by the Legionella Control Association.

This is a testament to the standards achieved in their provision of water risk assessments surveys, Legionella management plans, advisory work and off-site analytical services.

Site surveys and the production of Legionella management plans have already been provided to many dental surgeries in the Midlands and Yorkshire.

Northcliffe, Shipley and Alwoodley Golf Clubs all employed Compliance Surveys to produce their Legionella management plans. Julie Slater, Manager of Alwoodley, was particularly pleased with the work.

“We originally had a survey and Legionella management plan written by a well-known plc, and to be honest, it was almost impossible to understand. Compliance Surveys produced a concise, easy to read report that enabled us to put a robust Legionella management plan into action, using our own staff, ensuring the safety of both members and visitors to one of the finest golf clubs in Yorkshire. I would recommend them to anyone.”

Awareness of Legionella is increasing. Current legislation requires businesses to assess their hot and cold water systems and take appropriate action to minimise the risk of infection
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For H.S.E. Legionella recommendations the click this link:
www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/