Design, Construction and Management Regulation 2015
The long awaited amendments to the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) will (subject to parliamentary approval) come into force on April 6th 2015. Although subject to possible amendments before publication, the main focus of the changes will be:
A realignment of competence capabilities, clarifying the required competences of duty holders
Changes to the duties of the Client – ensuring their position at the head of the supply chain is understood
A new role of Principle Designer (replacing the old CDM Coordinator) who will have responsibility for the pre-construction phase of the project as well as the overseeing of project safety design right from the outset of the venture
Powersystems UK Ltd will ensure that all of its project management and delivery teams are fully briefed on the new regulations in time for their implementation. We’re confident that we’ll be in a prime position to continue to offer full design and build capabilities for our electrical infrastructure projects, including the provision of Principle Designer for schemes where this requirement is applicable.
Competencies and Qualification
The Company employs a cross section of employees ranging from chartered electrical engineers, electricians, administrators, CAD operators and site labourers.
HV Senior Authorised Persons are able to carry out safe isolation of HV systems and to issue safety documentation.
Transformer Design to Become Greener from July 2015
The European Commission Ecodesign Directive (548/2014 & 2009/125/EG) for the implementation of improved energy efficient power transformers comes into force from July 2015.
As part of continued efforts to reduce the amount of energy wasted in transmission and distribution, the new regulations mandate the use of more efficient low loss transformers. Powersystems has been working with transformer manufacturers for some time to ensure that compliant low loss transformers will be available for delivery prior to July 2015.
There are a number of exclusions from the directive, so Powersystems has made sure our engineers properly understand its consequences and are able to provide the best advice for your project, of course ensuring complete compliance when the new regulations come in.
INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM POLICY
1.0 Health / Safety, Environmental and Quality
(ISO ref: 9001 & 14001 – 5.2,18001 – 4.2)
Powersystems UK Limited is a privately owned specialist high voltage electrical design, installation and maintenance Company. In addition the Company is a Lloyd’s registered independent connections provider (ICP).
Health and safety, the environmental and the quality of our services and service provision are
essential objectives to our business aims and philosophy. We are committed to protecting the safety and welfare of our employees and others, to the protection of the environment and to the delivery of the highest quality products and services.
To deliver these commitments we will endeavour to meet or surpass the requirements of:
BS OHSAS 18001:2007, BS EN ISO 14001:2015 and BS EN ISO 9001:2015.
The Managing Director accepts ultimate responsibility for the IMS, delegating day-to-day
management to his IMS Manager. However the senior management team and all Powersystems
employees play a part in the implementation of these systems and for meeting IMS objectives,
fulfilling their roles within the Company and ensuring legal and moral compliance.
Particular importance is placed on:
- Assuring that the customer receives exceptional quality products and services through the
promotion of customer focus.
- Meeting the highest standards for workplace health, safety and welfare and ensuring the
wellbeing of employees, the public and others who may be affected by our operations.
- Meeting all legal obligations including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other
statuary and moral duties.
- Promoting employee development through training, guidance, discussion and consultation.
- Reducing the environmental impact of our products and business activities by enhancing the utilisation of sustainable resources and recycling services, the reduction of waste production and compliance to environmental legislation.
- Ensuring continual improvement of the IMS through communication and reporting from
customers, employees and other interested parties. By setting targets and goals for
improvement and monitoring performance.
This policy shall be reviewed at least annually or at such time that there are significant changes. The policy will be made available to all employees and shall be displayed at all Company offices and worksites.
PHS 28 Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement
Issued on November 10th 2016.
This statement, issued by our Managing Director and ratified by the board is intended to demonstrate the commitment of Powersystems UK Ltd and its senior management team to ensure that slavery and human trafficking plays no part in its business or that of its supply chain.
Powersystems UK Ltd are a specialist high voltage electrical company. Our head office is in Yate, North Bristol and we operate a satellite office in Stockton, our service provision is offered nationally.
We are a specialist high voltage contractor, Lloyds NERS accredited for design and build of electrical infrastructure for the high voltage market at 11 to 132kV. We design, build and commission high voltage substations and electrical switchgear, install and joint large bore HV cable and in addition have the in-house capability for low voltage ancillary works.
Policy On Slavery And Human Trafficking
Powersystems UK Ltd are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business and in so far as it is possible we require that our suppliers hold similar ethos. To meet these requirements we will:
- Comply with legislation and regulatory requirements.
- Make suppliers and service providers aware that we promote the requirements of the legislation.
- Consider modern slavery factors when making procurement decisions.
- Develop awareness of modern slavery issues.
- Evaluate specifications and tenders with appropriate weight given to modern slavery points.
- Encourage suppliers and contractors to take their own action and understand their obligations to these requirements.
Will not knowingly award contracts to suppliers that do not demonstrate their commitment to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in their own business or supply chains.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2016.
Position: Managing Director, Powersystems UK Ltd
Date: 1st January 2017