BS 99001 is the new British standard in safety construction. The new standard incorporates the quality steps necessary to tackle the common quality issues experienced in the construction industry today. They provide reassurance in quality management standards and guidance to BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System for organisations operating in the built environment sector.
BS99001 has been developed in a post-Grenfell world, and processes to meet Building Safety Legislation have been incorporated into the document. The understanding is that Government and the owners of high-risk buildings will make BS 99001 a pre-requisite.
Why should businesses think about becoming certified to BS 99001 and what are the benefits?
The standard is aimed at every party in the construction process, from Clients through to Design Contractors to construction Sub-tier Contractors. The key benefit of the new standard is that better quality delivers lower costs and minimises the time taken to deliver a project overall. Thus, implementing the standard should drive profits and the reputation of companies that adopt the disciplines. It is likely that the standard will become an industry norm (as similar systems have been within Aerospace and Oil & Gas) and that clients specify certification to the standard as a pre-requisite of tendering.
How can Shirley Parsons help.
Shirley Parsons Project Services team have many years working at the front line of the construction industry. We have worked across a broad range of sectors in quality delivery in the UK and overseas (with Clients, Tier 1 contractors and sub-contractors), and a number of us have been directly involved in the development of BS 99001 and thus have an excellent understanding of the new standard.
Our BS 99001 Gap Analysis prepares organisations for this standard by reducing rework and driving a right first-time approach specific to the construction project. Our Gap Analysis also helps companies identify their position against the new standard and what actions they need to take to ensure effective certification. We also have several other methods of tried and tested tools and techniques available to improve the quality throughout the lifecycle of construction projects.
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