Jupiter Newsletter - Issue 1

National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting is the industry's independent, non-profit-making, voluntary regulatory body covering the whole of the UK. The NICEIC's sole purpose is to protect consumers from unsafe and unsound electrical work. Visit www.niceic.org.uk . Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. Building and Engineering Services Association, formally the HVCA, represents the interests of firms active in the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) products and equipment. In 2009, Refcom Certification Limited was appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to operate a certification body under the stationary equipment provisions of the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations. ISO 14001 was first published in 1996 and specifies the actual requirements for an environmental management system. It applies to those environmental aspects which the organization has control and over which it can be expected to have an influence. OHSAS18001 is an assessment specification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. It was developed in response to the need for companies to meet their health and safety obligations in an efficient manner. ISO 9001 is a series of documents that define requirements for the Quality Management System Standard. ISO 9001 is one of the documents in this set; it contains the actual requirements an organization must be in compliance with to become ISO 9001 registered. Jupiter FacilitiesManagement Ltd is accredited to the followingbodies: Why have them? Why are they important? Accreditations... U nder the law employers are responsible for health and safety management. It is an employer's duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this. This means making sure that workers and others are protected from anything that may cause harm, effectively controlling any risks to injury or health that could arise in the workplace. Employers have duties under health and safety law to assess risks in the workplace. When referring to regulations be it “The control of Legionella in Bacteria HSE document L7" or the "Fire safety regulations Regulatory reform" (Fire safety) order to name just two, they all refer to the responsible / competent person who has been appointed by the company or organisation responsible for the safety of the employees, usually the responsibility of the building facilities or maintenance manager. So how does the facilities / building manager ensure that any persons or company engaged to undertake the services are competent, and that the person working on your premises is trained and holds the necessary qualifications for the task which they are carrying out? Do they hold valid manual handling certificates, working at height, asbestos awareness certificates, etc.? That's why we have Accreditations - it’s the professional bodies e.g. BESA, Safe Contractor etc. that check / audit companies to ensure compliance. There are specific accreditations for specific sectors e.g. GASsafe, NICEIC, Refcom - all require evidence of professional competence to achieve accreditation. Jupiter Facilities Management Newsletter - June 2018 Edition Facilities Management