Our Certifications and Accreditations
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC defines standards based on agreed principles for responsible forest stewardship that are supported by environmental, social, and economic stakeholders. To learn more, visit www.fsc.org
Abbots are proud to have achieved and maintained FSC® certification for our wooden pipe supports.
FORS is built around continuous improvement, where its members strive for even higher operational standards as they progress through the levels of the scheme. FORS accreditation goes beyond basic legal compliance, with our members able to tangibly evidence how they far exceed the legal basics by following our unique mix of driver and management training, robust auditing and statistic-based efficiencies, backed up by a range of online support tools and guidance from our national helpline.
FORS accredited operators comply with both CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) and Transport for London’s WRRR requirements. FORS Silver accreditation can be used to demonstrate CLOCS compliance as the schemes are designed to align, to keep compliance simple.
FORS is about continuous progression, so its members can become safer, smarter and greener with a model to suit commercial vehicles of all types, from truck, van, coach, bus, taxi and powered two-wheeler operators.
Abbots have held the FORS Silver accreditation since 2019.
The SafeHire Certification Scheme was launched in 2000 and has been developed with the guidance of safety and quality agencies, including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) In 2010 SafeHire was endorsed by the British Standards Institute (BSi) as a Private Standard.
Members achieving SafeHire Certification will:
- prove competence in safety, health, environment and quality
- meet client demands for high standards of service
- demonstrate a well trained workforce to support customers
Abbots have been SafeHire accredited since 2000. We are proud to announce we were the first company in Europe to achieve this prestigious award and have continued to commit to the high safety standards ever since.
ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps Abbots to be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction.
ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. We are able to improve our environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.
With robust and effective processes in place, many workplace incidents can be prevented. This is where ISO 45001 on occupational health and safety comes in. Giving Abbots the framework put in place a safe working environment for our employees.