Powersystems UK Compliance
The Company operates a fully audited and verified Integrated Management System with independent (UKAS) accreditation, certified by URS Ltd for:
- ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Assurance
- OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Management
- ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management.
All procedures required for compliance with the IMS are fully documented and the Company’s commitment to health, safety and welfare and to continuous improvement of its management systems is provided in writing by Chris Jenkins, our Managing Director.
The Company has accreditations for work on 11kV, 33kV, 66kV and 132kV network systems.
Lloyds Register EMEA
Lloyd’s registration calls for stringent controls of health and safety and operational systems for contestable works as well as a third-party audit of our site work and office-based procedures.
Powersystems are accredited with a number of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) organisations, currently:
- CHAS (CDM Designer/Contractor)
- Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS)
- Achillies UVDB
Certification with these organisations helps to ensure third-party evaluation of safety systems; in addition, the Company are members of:
- The BSI
- The NICEIC
The JOSCAR Registration Mark is valued by some of the largest purchasers in the defence community and indicates that Powersystems has gone through the process required to demonstrate its commitment and credentials to the industry.
Construction, Design 2015
The long-awaited amendments to the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) came into force on April 6th 2015. The main focus of the changes are:
- A realignment of competence capabilities, clarifying the required competencies 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 Became Greener from July 2015
The European Commission Ecodesign Directive (548/2014 & 2009/125/EG) for the implementation of improved energy efficient power transformers came into force in 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.
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 for 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:
- Ensuring 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 with environmental legislation.
- Ensuring continuous 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.