We are a member of the SMAS Worksafe Contractor scheme using the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum.
Since the launch of SSIP, many Clients and Principal Contractors now adopt a SSIP approach to H&S pre-qualification and will only use contractors who hold a valid and in date Scheme certificate issued by a SSIP Forum member.
Holding a valid SSIP Member Scheme certificate means that a contractor will have demonstrated their Stage 1 H&S competence by meeting the core criteria as set out in the Construction (Design and Management) regulations or the H&S module in PAS91.
A key aim of the SSIP Forum is to reduce the burden and cost of H&S bureaucracy across the construction industry and, as part of this, a Worksafe certificate will be recognised by the other SSIP members who offer mutual recognition – meaning that there should be no requirement to to complete a further full H&S assessment.
View our SMAS certificate here.
ISO 9000 is a family of standards for quality management systems.
ISO 9000 is maintained by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization and is administered by accreditation and certification bodies. The rules are updated, as the requirements motivate changes over time. Some of the requirements in ISO 9001:2008 (which is one of the standards in the ISO 9000 family) include
• a set of procedures that cover all key processes in the business;
• monitoring processes to ensure they are effective;
• keeping adequate records;
• checking output for defects, with appropriate and corrective action where necessary;
• regularly reviewing individual processes and the quality system itself for effectiveness; and
• facilitating continual improvementGuardians quality management system has been accredited to ISO9001 since 1992.
View our ISO 9001 BVQI Certificate.
For the last 28 years Guardian has been fully accredited by The Door and Hardware Federation. For more information on the DHF please visit their website
or view a pdf copy of the code of conduct
we follow. View our DHF Certificate here
As a requirement of the FIRAS Schemes, certificated companies are required to employ, on a permanent or contract basis, competent Supervisors and Technicians (Operators) whose technical and practical competence is assessed by FIRAS Inspectors in the trade disciplines for which certification scope is held. A register of competent employees is maintained for each certificated company, which is regularly reviewed to ensure that the company maintains a competent workforce whose abilities remain current with the workscope the company provides. Once certificated, all FIRAS Registered Installer Companies are subject to ongoing random inspection of their installation work on ongoing contracts along with an annual audit of their office systems by FIRAS Inspectors to ensure that compliance with FIRAS Scheme Requirements is maintained. This FIRAS Register of Certificated Installer Companies is updated regularly and for convenience of the user has been arranged under generic trade discipline headings.
View our FIRAS Certificate.
Guardian is accredited with TS004 - the DHF's recognised standard for the repair and maintenance of industrial and commercial doors and shutters. For more informtion on TS004, view a full copy
of the standard.
Guardian Doors are accredited by CHAS
. Over the years local authority health and safety and procurement professionals, with the support of the Health and Safety Executive, have developed the Contractor Health and Safety assessment scheme (CHAS). The scheme is available for use by any public and private sector organizations to use when shortlisting contractors, suppliers and consultants (companies) who apply to work for them. View our CHAS Certificate
is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 140 major clients and almost 18,000 contractor members. Registered members with the SAFEcontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry industry sectors. With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the SAFEcontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors. View our Safe Contractor Certificate
As an Altius Assured Vendor
we believe that clients and vendors alike have the right to expect a fair, robust and consistent assessment service, backed up by great customer support. If there's one complaint we hear regularly, and can fully sympathise with, it's about the time and money you have to spend providing the same information to different clients and assessment providers. Altius is committed to reducing this duplication. Altius are members of SSIP, through which they recognise others' health & safety assessments and they recognise ours. It's also why they allow you to share your information and documentation with anyone you like, and why we give you the tools to do it. Slowly but surely, it's making a difference. View our Altius Assured Vendor Award
Guardian Doors are accredited to the UK's largest Government owned register of contractors and consultants for the construction industry. Constructionline provide an up-to-date register of pre-qualified suppliers for construction contracts and is a common sense solution that 8,000 buyers from over 2,000 organisations are already making the most of.