Achilles BuildingConfidence and UVDB

BuildingConfidence and the Utilities Vendor DataBase (UVDB)

Achilles offers a range of industry-specific supplier assurance processes, such as BuildingConfidence for the Construction Industry and the Utilities Vendor DataBase (UVDB) for suppliers who wish to bid for projects in the Utilities Sector.

Each of these processes have different levels of compliance and asssessment, depending on the work you do, the size of your business and the contracts you are tendering for.

Achilles’ assessment methods, depending on the level chosen, include desktop audits (where documents and completed questionnaires are submitted) and site audits, where an auditor will visit your office and/or one of your active worksites to carry out an audit.

BuildingConfidence provides certification to Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) and the Common Assessment Standard (CAS).

Achilles UVDB Verify is an independent audit of an organisation’s Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) management systems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

To achieve success in an Achilles assessment you need to have in place a SHEQ management system (not necessarily certified, but having certification by a UKAS certification body should result in a higher UVDB Verify score), as much of the assessment is based on the same requirements as the related ISO standards.

Putting the systems in place to meet Achilles requirements will give your business a solid foundation to build on should you decide to go for ISO9001, ISO14001 or ISO45001 certification. It can also assist you in demonstrating your commitment to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) or how your business impacts on society and the environment, and how transparent and accountable it is.

We can help:

We have successfully registered and maintained a number of our clients with BuildingConfidence and UVDB certification.

We can support you through the process, whether this involves the collation and submission of documents and questionnaires, work in preparation for an audit, or support on site on audit days.

Our Subscription Management Service offers a full service from a one-off gap analysis, providing advice on ways to improve your scores in future Verify Assessments, support during Achilles audits if required, through to annual information gathering, completion and submission of your Questionnaire on your behalf where applicable.

If you would like to learn more or enquire about how we can assist with other Achilles schemes, please get in touch.

We found all the staff of FPA very professional and extremely competent, the service was complemented by knowledgeable technical advice from experienced Consultants. FPA went out of their way to provide flexible support, accommodating and working round our stringent production requirements thus enabling us to implement the required systems and documentation with minimum disruption to our business. A job well done team.

Tim Cresswell, Power Generation Services Manager

NDT Services

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Oaks Power Services

Specialist high voltage electrical engineering contractors, Oaks Power Services experienced many benefits as a result of achieving several accredited management standards.

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