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203, 2017

Accreditations Update

BriggsAmasco is accredited to a number of schemes under the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) umbrella.

These include:

  • Safecontractor
  • CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme)
  • SMAS (Safety Management Advisory Services)
  • Constructionline (health & safety element only)

These accreditations began for BriggsAmasco in 1999, with Constructionline. This was followed with Safecontractor, in 2001 (when it was called “Supplyline”) and CHAS in 2004. SMAS is a relatively new accreditation for the company.

Initially, these were all accreditations made independently of each other, requiring duplication of information and, frequently, information to be provided in a different way.

To address this duplication of time, effort and cost, the Government commissioned a report called “Accelerating the SME Economic Engine: Through Transparent, Simple and Strategic Procurement (2008), in a bid to simplify the process of assessment. On the back of this, SSIP was founded in May 2009, which brought together certain elements of individual assessments, but allowed clients to retain their independence in selecting which assessment scheme they preferred.

BriggsAmasco now uses Safecontractor as its principal assessment, which then “deems to satisfy” the criteria of CHAS, SMAS and the health & safety element of Constructionline, although each accreditation still requires some additional or confirmation information.

Janice Tyler, BriggsAmasco’s Environment and Supply Chain Manager, facilitates these assessments. “These accreditations give our clients confidence in our commitment to health & safety and in our compliance with both legal requirements and our own good practices.”

Further information can be found on our Accreditations page.

712, 2016

Quality in Flat Roofing: Sharing What We Know

David Maginnis and Tony Lawther were invited to present a case study on behalf of BriggsAmasco at the RIBAJ Morning Seminar: Quality in Flat Roofing – Sharing What We Know, a joint enterprise between the RIBA Journal and SIG Design & Technology.

The seminar took place on 23rd November 2016 at the Building Centre in London, WC1 and was attended by around 60 delegates, mainly architects.

The BriggsAmasco presentation centred on our experiences during one of the largest and most challenging projects to take place during the recession – the refurbishment of the 1960s Birmingham New Street Station.

Between April 2012 and September 2015, we installed 7 different roofing systems over an area of 18,005m², with 97% of materials sourced from the UK. Alongside our existing employees, we recruited specifically for this project and at its peak had 50 staff and trades people working on site. We provided training, with 720 hours being achieved overall in conjunction with BGP.

Apart from the challenges of design and logistics, the station had to remain fully operational whilst the integration of new and old structures took place, which was a huge challenge for all concerned.

The seminar closed with a Q&A panel where Dave, Tony and the other presenters responded to a variety of questions from the delegates

512, 2016

New offices for our London branch

Our London branch has moved from it’s location in Barking to Dagenham, less than 4 miles away with easy access from the A13 and around 10 minutes walk from Dagenham Docks mainline station.

The new address and contact number are:

Briggs Amasco Ltd
1st Floor, Enterprise House
1 Lyon Way
71 Chequers Lane

Dagenham
Essex
RM9 6QJ

Tel: 020 8536 6630

411, 2016

Double award for our Scottish branches

Both our branches in Scotland have picked up the following awards at the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2016 held The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow on 4 November.

Pictured with TV Presenter Hazel Irvine, left, Raymond Wright (Manager of Glasgow branch) and right, Steve Adams (Manager of Aberdeen branch).

111, 2016

Team GB wins at the IFD World Championship

Creativity, initiative and collaboration win coveted international award for young roofers

Ben Revitt of our Birmingham branch represented the UK in the World Championships for Young Roofers in Warsaw last month, with Jordan Lane of Lane Roofing. They were mentored by Gary Walpole, SPRA Training Manager.

Using their own creativity and initiative with a range of roofing products, the duo worked together to win the prestigious President’s Prize for Innovation in the waterproofing category.

The three day Championships are organised by the International Federation of Roofing Contractors (IFD) and attract competitors from around the world. They are aimed at creating a common international message to promote the standards of skilled young roofers, raise the profile of on the job training and increase respect for the technical skills required in the roofing trade. Four young roofers formed Team GB to represent waterproofing and pitched roofing disciplines.

BriggsAmasco was proud to sponsor the UK entry and as Livia Williams, head of training at the NFRC, said in the RCI, “We couldn’t be more proud of Team GB’s performance. Our young roofers displayed an exceptional level of skill, workmanship and pride in their work over the three days, and at such a high standard, it was no easy task for the judges to decide.”

ben_revitt_roofing_today  ifd_picture

Further reading can also be found on the rci website.

111, 2016

NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2016

Our branches in Scotland have been shortlisted for the following awards.

The winners will be announced the awards luncheon being held on 4 November at The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

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