Constructionline is a public private partnership between the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly the DTI) and Capita Business Services. As a national online database, it is the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. Its aim is to improve efficiencies for buyers and suppliers in the construction industry, specifically by reducing the duplication of work and administration relating to the process of pre-qualifying suppliers for construction contracts.

Safe Contractor is a national accreditation scheme that assesses the health & safety competency of contractors, ensuring they operate in a responsible manner. Clients have a legal obligation to ensure that any company they employ complies with a safe methodology and their assessment of their contractors’ health & safety arrangements are increasingly being carried out through Safecontractor.

BASIS® is an independent organisation set up at the suggestion of the UK Government in 1978 to establish and assess standards in the pesticide industry relating to storage, transport and competence of staff. It is an industry self-regulated scheme, in line with Government de-regulation policy, giving balanced and independent advice to registered distributors. It does not seek to emulate the role of any Government enforcement agency. BASIS became a registered charity in 1999.

INNSA (Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association) is the trade body for the invasive non-native species industry. INNSA is dedicated to representing and improving standards for companies involved in controlling and eradicating invasive non-native species in the UK. Visit innsa.org for more information.

The Property Care Assocation (PCA) is a trade association to promote high standards of professionalism and expertise within the property care sector. Invasive Weed Control membership was formed by a group of leading industry experts who have formulated strict criteria for PCA membership. The implementation and monitoring of these standards will provide assurance that members listed as experts in the control and management of invasive species, are capable of offering the highest levels of technical knowledge and practical skill.

TrustMark is the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme consumers can rely on for technical competence, customer service and fair trading practices. When you see a TrustMark logo you know that business has been thoroughly vetted and regularly had the quality of their work independently inspected to ensure consistent high quality.

ISO 14001:2015 is the international specification for an environmental management system (EMS). It specifies requirements for establishing an environmental policy, determining environmental aspects and impacts of products/activities/services, planning environmental objectives and measurable targets, implementation and operation of programs to meet objectives and targets, checking and corrective action, and management review.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems – Requirements is intended for use in any organisation which designs, develops, manufactures, installs and/or services any product or provides any form of service. It provides a number of requirements which an organisation needs to fulfil if it is to achieve customer satisfaction through consistent products and services which meet customer expectations.